24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London vacation planning tool.

Adelaide, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to London, you'll gain 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Adelaide in May since evenings lows in London dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

1
night
Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at St Mary Redcliffe Church, take a memorable tour with West of England Falconry, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, then browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then don't miss a visit to The Model Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, then get interesting insight from Head 4 Heights Waterpark, and finally admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water vacation planner.

Drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. When in Ambleside, make a side trip to see Michael Coates Clay Shooting in Windermere, approximately Windermere away. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip app.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Ambleside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
nights
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel route builder.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

3
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Aviemore (Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, &more). And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along River Ness, and steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel route builder app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Inverness, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

4
nights
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. Change things up with a short trip to Camusdarach Beach in Arisaig (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Rockhopper Sea Kayaking - Day Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.