31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nairn (Bowhunter Archery & Dulsie Bridge), Hollingwells Equestrian (in Edderton) and Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Lael Forest Walks, & more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Wildwoodz, stop by Coast Candle Co., don't miss a visit to Village Green, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Inverness is cooler than Cape Town - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ullapool, Nairn, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, Wildwoodz, Coast Candle Co.
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Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Hollingwells Equestrian ©
Hollingwells Equestrian
Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve ©

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven), Glencoe Village (Lost Valley Trail & The Meeting of the Three Waters) and Ballachulish (Devil's Staircase & Buachaille Etive Mor). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, take a peaceful walk through Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Ballachulish, Ice Factor, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Devil's Staircase ©
Devil's Staircase
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner .

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. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Step out of Grasmere with an excursion to Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, take in the pleasant sights at Latrigg, and explore the activities along Easedale Tarn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grasmere attractions planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After, St Sunday Crag, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
St Sunday Crag ©
St Sunday Crag

4
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mary's Church (in Berkeley), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Tetbury (St Mary The Virgin Church & St Saviour's Church). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, go for a walk through Selsley Common, and see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Gloucester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Gloucester are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stroud, Tetbury, The Cotswold Range, St. Mary's Church, Painswick Beacon
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre ©
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Walks around Wotton-under-Edge ©
Walks around Wotton-under-Edge

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheltenham (Rise Music, Wishing Fish Clock, & more), Old Baptist Chapel (in Tewkesbury) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Greystones Farm & The Cotswold Brewing Company). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, browse the different shops at Tara Antiques Centre, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and get your game on at Cotswold Archery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath attractions planner .

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tara Antiques Centre, Corinium Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

5
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, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read London online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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