31 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

31 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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31 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
7
Cambridge
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  3​h
8
Bristol
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney


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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

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

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Longleat (in Warminster), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, look for gifts at Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip app .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Wells Cathedral, Bournemouth Beach, All Saints Church, Longleat
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Get out of town with these interesting Gloucester side-trips: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Purton Ships Graveyard (in Berkeley) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, make a trip to Stroud Town Clock, appreciate the history behind George Holloway Statue, and steep yourself in history at Selsley Common.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Gloucester trip planner .

You can drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Gloucester sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stroud, The Cotswold Range, Frampton Court Estate, Purton Ships Graveyard, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre ©
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Selsley Common ©
Selsley Common

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, don't miss a visit to Rydal Water, take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Fitzwilliam Gallery.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside, Alpacaly Ever After, Derwentwater, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lakeland Pony Trek ©
Lakeland Pony Trek

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and get outside with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Windermere to Fort William in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Glencoe Massacre Monument, Cairngorm Mountain, The Commando Museum, Ice Factor, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
3 Wise Monkeys Climbing ©
3 Wise Monkeys Climbing

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 11th (Tue), do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snozone.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Edinburgh to Cambridge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snozone
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Room Escape Games
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

3
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury) and Cardiff (St Fagans National Museum of History & ImmotionVR). There's much more to do: partake in some friendly competition at Locked In A Room, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, contemplate the long history of Bristol Cathedral, and examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bristol trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Cambridge to Bristol in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bristol

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cardiff, Lady’s Wood Shooting School
Highlights from your plan
Locked In A Room ©
Locked In A Room
Lady’s Wood Shooting School ©
Lady’s Wood Shooting School
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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