29 days in United Kingdom & Reykjavik Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom & Reykjavik Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom & Reykjavik Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Penrith, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Glencoe Village, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gairloch, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

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 outdoors at The Big Cat Sanctuary and The Hawking Centre. For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Brook Green Market and Kitchen. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Covent Garden, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip builder app .

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, London is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary
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Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre

4
nights
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Take a break from the city and head to Head 4 Heights Ltd and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd. Head to Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Art Couture Painswick Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Tara Antiques Centre (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Westonbirt House and Gardens (in Tetbury). There's much more to do: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, hunt for treasures at Shambles Market, and stroll through Stroudwater Navigation.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cirencester route planner .

Traveling by car from London to Cirencester takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Cirencester

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Stroud, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Westonbirt House and Gardens
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

3
nights
Penrith, United Kingdom

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Head to Orton Farmers' Market and Old Courthouse Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Alpacaly Ever After and Helvellyn. Venture out of the city with trips to Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton), Kennedys Fine Chocolates (in Orton) and Melville Tyson Ltd (in Broughton-in-Furness). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Predator Experience, take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Penrith road trip tool .

You can drive from Cirencester to Penrith in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Penrith, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Windermere, Grange-over-Sands, Orton, Alpacaly Ever After, Melville Tyson Ltd
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Glencoe Village, United Kingdom

Glencoe Village ©
Escape the urban bustle at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glencoe Lochan. Change things up with these side-trips from Glencoe Village: Loch Morar (in Morar) and Strontian (Woodland Pottery & Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe Village trip itinerary site .

Drive from Penrith to Glencoe Village in 4 hours. Traveling from Penrith in September, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Glencoe Village. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Strontian, Glencoe, Loch Morar, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

4
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferintosh Community Market and Seaweed n Stuff. Visiting Abernethy National Nature Reserve and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tollie Red Kites (in Dingwall), RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, take a peaceful walk through Farigaig Forest, delve into the distant past at Ruthven Barracks, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Kirk Yard.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe Village to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Farigaig Forest, Aigas Field Centre, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Abernethy National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Abernethy National Nature Reserve ©
Abernethy National Nature Reserve

3
nights
Gairloch, United Kingdom

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. For shopping fun, head to Perfume Studio or An Talla Solais. Escape the urban bustle at Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail and Inverpolly Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve), RhueArt (in Rhue) and Ullapool (Ullapool Market & Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: trek along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and see the interesting displays at Gairloch Heritage Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gairloch tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Gairloch in 2 hours. September in Gairloch sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kinlochewe, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik is known for wildlife, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the world from above with Trips.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gairloch to Reykjavik. Traveling from Gairloch in September, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 52°F and lows about 43°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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