22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  29​h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lochinver
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Beauly
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Errol to see Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, look for gifts at Mackenzie Leather, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Gairloch Golf Club. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool), Kishorn Selfie Box (in Strathcarron) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Perfume Studio, kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and stroll through Red Point Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Gairloch trip website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Gairloch takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach, Kishorn Selfie Box, Eilean Donan Castle, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

3
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Get a sense of the local culture at Ardvreck Castle and Balnakeil Craft Village. Get in touch with nature at Sandwood Bay Beach and Sango Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Durness (Durness Beach & Balnakeil Beach). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Culag Woods and look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lochinver trip planner .

Drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In October in Lochinver, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Durness, Sandwood Bay Beach, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. For shopping fun, head to Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition or Kilmorack Gallery. Get outdoors at Aigas Field Centre and Rogie Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Beauly: Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and Plodda Falls (in Tomich). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, stroll through Loch Affric Circular Walk, steep yourself in history at Strathpeffer Pump Room, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beauly travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Beauly takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Strathpeffer Pump Room, Rogie Falls, Chisholm Graveyard, Plodda Falls
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 20th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, admire the natural beauty at Bourton House Garden, and then stop by Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, explore the world behind art at Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, and then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beauly to Moreton-in-Marsh. Traveling from Beauly in October, Moreton-in-Marsh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Sudeley Castle, Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, Westonbirt Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Bourton House Garden ©
Bourton House Garden

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take a stroll through Piccadilly Circus, head outdoors with Platinum Training, and hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

You can take a train from Moreton-in-Marsh to London in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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