35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Dornoch
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Durham
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Bath
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Perth

3
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Nigg Old Church and Cromarty East Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Fortrose Cathedral and Clava Cairns for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Dornoch side-trips: Rosemarkie Beach (in Rosemarkie), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Brora Beach (in Brora). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Balblair Distillery, get engrossed in the history at Tarbat Discovery Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dornoch itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Dornoch is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Dornoch, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Dornoch to be cooler, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tarbat Discovery Centre, Rosemarkie Beach, Nigg Old Church, Fortrose Cathedral, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, stop by Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, and make a trip to Kylesku Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durness trip generator.

You can drive from Dornoch to Durness in 2 hours. In January in Durness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Kylesku Bridge, Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Old Town and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder.

Getting from Durness to Edinburgh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Golf
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Durham Heritage Coast, then explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Long Sands Beach, enjoy some diversion at EXIT Newcastle, and then wander the streets of The Quayside.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durham itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Durham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Durham, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne, Long Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

4
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and York City Walls. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through York Shambles, ponder the world of politics at Guildhall, steep yourself in history at Mansion House, and admire the striking features of St William's College.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York sightseeing planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cheltenham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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. Get some historical perspective at Warwick Castle and Hailes Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Montpellier District and Charlecote Mill. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), Stratford-upon-Avon (Stratford Town Walk & Roly's Fudge Pantry Stratford-upon-Avon) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Cheltenham Racecourse and enjoy some music at Cheltenham Town Hall.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham itinerary maker.

You can take a train from York to Cheltenham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds Distillery, Hailes Church, Corinium Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and West Kennet Avenue. You'll explore and learn at Brunel's SS Great Britain and Beaux Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury), St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach, get engrossed in the history at American Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bath online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Avebury, Bournemouth Beach, Brunel's SS Great Britain, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Ringwood Brewery ©
Ringwood Brewery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

6
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 Shakespeare's Globe and Tower of London. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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