22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Buttermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Arisaig
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to London. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Little Solisbury Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Little Solisbury Hill ©
Little Solisbury Hill

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, then tee off at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, head outdoors with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, then steep yourself in history at Belas Knap, and finally delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cirencester day trip app .

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Shipston on Stour, AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Belas Knap, Tewkesbury Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

2
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere, then go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, then make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Ennerdale Water, kick back and relax at Seascale Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Buttermere route planner.

Getting from Cirencester to Buttermere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alpacaly Ever After, Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), Seascale Beach, Ennerdale Water, Castle Crag
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

2
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Oldshoremore Beach and Polin Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ardvreck Castle and Castle Varrich. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Buttermere to Durness takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Durness, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Castle Varrich, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Appreciate the collections at Tarbat Discovery Centre and Castle Gallery. Nigg Old Church and General Wade’s Military Roads are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Loch Morlich (in Aviemore) and Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Embo Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Fort George.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip planning app .

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Nigg Old Church, Nairn Beach, Embo Beach, Loch Morlich
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

2
nights
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Land Sea and Islands Centre, then kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, and then cruise along Silver Sands of Morar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Castle Tioram, then kick back and relax at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), and then enjoy the sea views from Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Arisaig online attractions planner .

Drive from Inverness to Arisaig in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Arisaig are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Arisaig

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Castle Tioram, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 27th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, then admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Arisaig to Glencoe takes 1.5 hours. December in Glencoe sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Inchree Waterfalls, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route site .

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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