36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Ullapool
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Inverness
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: London

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.
The British Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London trip tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

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

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do your shopping at Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Somerset Crafts. The Roman Baths and Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Gloucester (Jet Age Museum & St Mary de Lode Church). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and explore the ancient world of Tewkesbury Abbey.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Glastonbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ancient Ram Inn
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center

5
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Gallery at The Guild and St. Mary's Church. Do your shopping at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: Chavenage House (in Tetbury), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Fosse Gallery, shop like a local with Peter Martin Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, and step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water vacation app .

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Broadway, Cirencester
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

5
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Head to Viridian Gallery and Thornthwaite Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Courthouse Gallery and Castlegate House Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: stop by SpindleCraft, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, steep yourself in history at Townend, and shop like a local with Heaton Cooper Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Ambleside in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Troutbeck, Lakeland Motor Museum, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Townend ©
Townend

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Urbane Art Gallery. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and get a taste of the local shopping with Open Eye Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at RhueArt and Ullapool Market. Lotte Glob and Russian Arctic Convoy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles), Gairloch (Gruinard Bay Caravan Park & Walking and Wildlife Adventures) and Russian Arctic Convoy Project (in Aultbea). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Culag Woods, stroll through Lael Forest Walks, admire the landmark architecture of Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, and look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ullapool takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gairloch, Lochinver, Assynt, Perfume Studio, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Picaresque Books and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. For shopping fun, head to Ferintosh Community Market or Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Foyers (River Foyers & Hillside Path), St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit) and Beauly (Glen Strathfarrar & Kilmorack Gallery). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Fused and Light, view the masterpieces at Gallery48, contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, and witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness journey website .

Drive from Ullapool to Inverness in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Foyers, Cromarty, Fused and Light
Highlights from your plan
Fused and Light ©
Fused and Light
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

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