22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Fort William, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Tate Modern. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

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

2
nights
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 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge and then explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Bath itinerary planning app .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Castle Combe Village, Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

3
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sudeley Castle and Belas Knap. Snowshill Manor and Hailes Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bourton-on-the-Water: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner .

Getting from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Burford, Snowshill Manor, Cotswolds Distillery, St. Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Hawkshead Grammar School and Lakeland Motor Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale) and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, don't miss a visit to Townend, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ambleside attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Ambleside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Troutbeck, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines in Errol, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Fort William, Scotland

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morar Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Maelrubha's Chapel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram. On the next day, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, get answers to all your questions at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally tee off at Fort Augustus Golf Club.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip builder .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Castle Tioram, Morar Beach, Maelrubha's Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, and then play a few rounds at Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and finally see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planning website .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Glen Strathfarrar, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop
Highlights from your plan
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

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