24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Loch Morlich and Infinity Trampoline Park Inverness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Aviemore Kart Raceway (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: get your game on at Wildwoodz, look for gifts at Chisholms Highland Dress, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the awesome beauty at Grampian Mountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Inverness is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Inverness to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Grampian Mountains, Wildwoodz, Aigas Field Centre
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Aviemore Kart Raceway ©
Aviemore Kart Raceway

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
On the 31st (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor, then take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Glencoe, play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glencoe trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Glencoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Glencoe are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Inchree Waterfalls, Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and The Realm VR. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, and explore the engaging exhibits at Dynamic Earth.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh route planning website .

You can drive from Glencoe to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alpacaly Ever After and Scale Force. Step out of Grasmere to go to Buttermere and see Buttermere, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and hike along Hodge Close Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Grasmere attractions planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buttermere, Keswick, Hodge Close Trail, Alpacaly Ever After, Jack"s Rake
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Cotswold Range and Head 4 Heights Ltd. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Cotswold Clay Club, make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross, look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop, and head outdoors with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cirencester online travel planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Cirencester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Malmesbury Market Cross, Cotswold Clay Club, Cotswold Archery, AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

7
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.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, put a fun spin on your tour with Locked In A Room, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our London driving holiday app .

Getting from Cirencester to London by car takes about 2 hours. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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