26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Xuzhou
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Xuzhou

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool .

Xuzhou, China to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Xuzhou to London due to the time zone difference. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get in touch with nature at Head 4 Heights Ltd and The Cotswold Range. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Cotswold Falconry Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: Cattle Country Adventure Park (in Berkeley) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). It doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cirencester online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from London to Cirencester in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cattle Country Adventure Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Escape the urban bustle at Helvellyn and Old Man of Coniston. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, trek along Scafell Pike Mountain, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grasmere day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cirencester to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Alpacaly Ever After, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, St Sunday Crag
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Sandwood Bay Beach and Sango Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Durness Beach and Achmelvich Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (in Ullapool). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, and view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durness tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Durness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Achmelvich Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Rosemarkie Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Morlich (in Aviemore) and Farigaig Forest (in Inverfarigaig). It doesn't end there: take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours and take in the dramatic scenery at Divach Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Farigaig Forest, Rosemarkie Beach
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas

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