32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Grasmere
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cheltenham
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

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: Roybridge (Cille Choirill Church & Tulloch Ringing Centre), Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Holroyd Gallery (in North Ballachulish). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, get outside with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure, and hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Fort William is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fort William due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

North Ballachulish, Roybridge, The Three Sisters, The Commando Museum, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aviemore (Aviemore Kart Raceway, Cairngorm Brewery, & more), Fused and Light (in Newtonmore) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Wildwoodz, have fun at Bowhunter Archery, pause for some serene contemplation at East Church, and make a trip to Village Green.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Fort Augustus, Munlochy, Nairn, Nigg Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cairngorm Brewery ©
Cairngorm Brewery
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

5
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, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

5
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite) and St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jack"s Rake.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Holy Trinity Church, Helvellyn, Country Experiences, St Catherine's Chruch
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Jack ©
Jack"s Rake

5
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Frampton Court Estate (in Frampton on Severn), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Eadburgha’s Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Gloucester, Cirencester, Bath, Lady’s Wood Shooting School
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

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, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London route planning site .

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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