30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dornoch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Westminster Abbey and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take in the exciting artwork at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London road trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Roman Baths and Snowshill Manor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stonehenge and Malmesbury Market Cross. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Hailes Abbey (in Hailes), Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). There's more to do: head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bath holiday app .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, Malmesbury Market Cross, Stonehenge, Hailes Abbey, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Shop till you drop at Thornthwaite Galleries and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Take a break from the city and head to Alpacaly Ever After and Helvellyn. Venture out of the city with trips to Buttermere (in Buttermere), Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld) and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag, view the masterpieces at Viridian Gallery, and shop like a local with Heaton Cooper Studio.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grasmere online route planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Grasmere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Old Man of Coniston, Alpacaly Ever After, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Monument. Visit Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig). There's much more to do: trek along Glencoe Lochan, play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and look for gifts at All The Goodness.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Arisaig, The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort George and Highland Folk Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Culloden Battlefield and Ruthven Barracks. Venture out of the city with trips to Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Morlich.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Newtonmore, Rosemarkie Beach, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

3
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Nigg Old Church. Get in touch with nature at Brora Beach and Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Step out of Dornoch to go to Lairg and see Falls of Shin, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, stop by Seaweed n Stuff, tour the pleasant surroundings at Embo Beach, and see the interesting displays at Tarbat Discovery Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Dornoch trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Dornoch takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Tarbat Discovery Centre, Brora Beach, Embo Beach, Seaweed n Stuff
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Made in Ullapool, view the masterpieces at RhueArt, then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at An Talla Solais, explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, then hike along Ullapool Hill, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool driving holiday planner .

Getting from Dornoch to Ullapool by car takes about 2 hours. August in Ullapool sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Balnakeil Craft Village and Wee Gallery. Get outdoors at Oldshoremore Beach and Balnakeil Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Durness Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and kick back and relax at Sango Bay.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durness trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Highlights from your plan
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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