29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Stow-on-the-Wold
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
7
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Portland

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Castle Gallery and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Picaresque Books (in Dingwall), Seaweed n Stuff (in Rockfield) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Inspirations, enjoy some diversion at Bowhunter Archery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Regulus.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online route planner .

Portland, USA to Inverness is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Inverness is 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in December: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 46°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, Cromarty, Nigg Old Church, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lael Forest Walks, take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, then take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and finally view the masterpieces at An Talla Solais. Keep things going the next day: stop by Achins Bookshop, kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool day trip planning website .

Drive from Inverness to Ullapool in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ullapool are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Achins Bookshop, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

3
nights
Fort William

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eilean Donan Castle and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Popular historic sites such as Glenfinnan Viaduct and Saint Andrew's Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig) and All The Goodness (in Ardelve). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort William holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Fort William takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Land Sea and Islands Centre, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

1
night
Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold ©
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. On the 30th (Thu), browse for treasures at Tara Antiques Centre, look for gifts at Alain Rouveure Galleries, take in the exciting artwork at Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, view the masterpieces at John Noott Galleries, then take in the exciting artwork at Showborough House Sculpture Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Richard Hagen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Martin Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Fosse Gallery, then examine the collection at Combe Mill, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Blenheim Palace.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stow-on-the-Wold trip app .

Explore your travel options from Fort William to Stow-on-the-Wold with the Route module. December in Stow-on-the-Wold sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broadway, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Blenheim Palace, Combe Mill, Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre
Highlights from your plan
Showborough House Sculpture Garden ©
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Combe Mill ©
Combe Mill

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Tank Museum and Bath Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Longleat (in Warminster) and Gloucester (Treasure Seekers Gift Shop & Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, get a taste of the local shopping with 44AD artspace, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, and get outside with Two Tunnels Greenway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath holiday planner .

You can drive from Stow-on-the-Wold to Bath in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gloucester, Stonehenge, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Longleat, Purton Ships Graveyard
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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.
Let the collections at Westminster Abbey and The British Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Gustamps and The Lanes. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our London holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York's Chocolate Story and Pyramid Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at York Castle Museum and York Minster. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, browse for treasures at Yorkshire Antiques.com, steep yourself in history at Jacob's Well, and take an in-depth tour of The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a York trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in York are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Appreciate the collections at Viridian Gallery and Heaton Cooper Studio. Get in touch with nature at Derwentwater and Alpacaly Ever After. Take a break from Grasmere with a short trip to SpindleCraft in Holmrook, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, shop like a local with Gallery Artemis, hike along Old Man of Coniston, and take in the exciting artwork at Castlegate House Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grasmere day trip planner .

You can drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Cockermouth, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Calton Hill and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, view the masterpieces at Open Eye Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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