31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  28​h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Isle of May National Nature Reserve in Anstruther (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get your game on at Great Away Days.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Isle of May National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days

4
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, view the masterpieces at Balnakeil Craft Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durness online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandwood Bay Beach, Achmelvich Beach, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Rogie Falls (in Contin). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, and steep yourself in history at Fort George.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Rogie Falls, Wildwoodz, Aigas Field Centre, Cairngorms National Park
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Morar Beach (in Morar), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Arisaig (Arisaig Archery & Camusdarach Beach). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort William holiday website .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Arisaig, Glencoe Village, Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the activities along Tarn Hows, get your game on at Treetop Trek, and enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

To find out how to plan a trip to Windermere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Windermere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alpacaly Ever After, Buttermere Lake, Tarn Hows, Predator Experience Ltd, Ashness Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), Cattle Country Adventure Park (in Berkeley) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Cotswold Range, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Painswick, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester day trip site .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cirencester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tetbury, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Malmesbury Market Cross, Cattle Country Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cattle Country Adventure Park ©
Cattle Country Adventure Park
Lady’s Wood Shooting School ©
Lady’s Wood Shooting School

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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read London itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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