32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Shenzhen
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Ullapool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Dornoch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Shenzhen

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Covent Garden. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Shenzhen, China to London is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Shenzhen in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
For shopping fun, head to Cotswold Lavender or Richard Hagen. Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and Manvers Street Baptist Church. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Priory Gallery (in Broadway), Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre (in Gloucester) and Tewkesbury (Showborough House Sculpture Garden & Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor, get a taste of the local shopping with 44AD artspace, take a stroll through Milsom Street, and take in the exciting artwork at Rostra Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bath online vacation planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broadway, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre, Snowshill Manor, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Martin Gallery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, look for gifts at Alain Rouveure Galleries, view the masterpieces at Fosse Gallery, then examine the collection at Mechanical Music Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cirencester vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bath to Cirencester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds Distillery, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Sudeley Castle, Alain Rouveure Galleries
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Shop till you drop at SpindleCraft and Thornthwaite Galleries. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Crag and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to Cockermouth (Castlegate House Gallery, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, & more), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Viridian Gallery, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, buy something for everyone on your list at The Rheged Centre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Keswick Outdoor Markets.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Grasmere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Grasmere

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Castle Crag, Hardknott Roman Fort
Highlights from your plan
SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Appreciate the collections at RhueArt and Ullapool Museum. Head to Perfume Studio and An Talla Solaisfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market, trek along Lael Forest Walks, and play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool trip planning website .

You can drive from Grasmere to Ullapool in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Ardvreck Castle, Perfume Studio, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

3
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Gallery48 and Tarbat Discovery Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Brora Beach and Dornoch Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dornoch: Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Cromarty (St Regulus & East Church). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Seaweed n Stuff, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, and get some fabulous bargains at Anta Scotland.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dornoch online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Dornoch takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dornoch can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cromarty, Tarbat Discovery Centre, Embo Beach, Brora Beach, Anta Scotland
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
For shopping fun, head to Picaresque Books or Campbell's of Beauly. Let the collections at Castle Gallery and Loch Ness Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Ferintosh Community Market (in Culbokie). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planning tool .

Drive from Dornoch to Inverness in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Nairn Beach, Campbell's of Beauly, Tore Art Gallery, Rosemarkie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Picaresque Books ©
Picaresque Books
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Monument are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at West Highland Museum and Treasures of the Earth. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Morar Beach (in Morar), The Commando Museum (in Spean Bridge) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at All The Goodness, delve into the distant past at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands).

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Fort William online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Camusdarach Beach, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Dovecot Studios. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Urbane Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

Discover how to plan a Edinburgh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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