35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  28​h
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh
— 8 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  32​h
End: Christchurch

3
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London online driving holiday planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Christchurch to London, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Christchurch in October since evenings lows in London dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

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
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
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: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), The Roman Baths (in Bath) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, shop like a local with Art Couture Painswick Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Bourton on the Water.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from London to Cheltenham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Range, The Roman Baths, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, hike along Walla Crag, stroll through Old Man of Coniston, and take in the pleasant sights at Latrigg.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grasmere travel route planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Grasmere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Alpacaly Ever After, Buttermere Lake, Old Man of Coniston
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (in Ullapool) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, explore the activities along Culag Woods, look for gifts at The Culkein Store, and take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lochinver sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grasmere to Lochinver in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sandwood Bay Beach, Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Ardvreck Castle, Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Falls of Kirkaig
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Achmelvich Bay ©
Achmelvich Bay
Falls of Kirkaig ©
Falls of Kirkaig

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. When in Gairloch, make a side trip to see Coire Mhic Fhearchair in Torridon, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, tee off at Gairloch Golf Club, trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

Before you visit Gairloch, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Lochinver to Gairloch by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gairloch are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls

4
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: River Foyers (in Foyers), Beauly (Aigas Field Centre & Glen Strathfarrar) and Drumnadrochit (Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh & St Ninians Church). The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, get outside with Aviemore Ospreys, take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Inverness takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, River Foyers, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Aviemore Ospreys
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross) and Loch Affric Circular Walk (in Beauly). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Glencoe, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Glen Roy National Nature Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort William road trip planner .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Roybridge, The Commando Museum, Ballachulish Slate Quarry, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Loch Affric Circular Walk ©
Loch Affric Circular Walk
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

8
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, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary tool .

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 November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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