40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Portinscale
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lochinver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gairloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glencoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Aviemore
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Beauly
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
8
London
— 6 nights
End: London

5
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale
Step out of the city life by going to Alpacaly Ever After and Buttermere. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portinscale: Orrest Head (in Windermere), Grasmere (Helm Crag, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, & more) and Aira Force (in Penrith).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portinscale road trip planning tool .

London to Portinscale is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portinscale: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Lake District, Keswick, Old Man of Coniston, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Durness Beach and Oldshoremore Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durness trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Durness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Portinscale in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durness, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Get outdoors at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve and Falls of Kirkaig. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lochinver: Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, look for gifts at Achins Bookshop, explore the activities along Achmelvich Bay, and step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver day trip planning website .

You can drive from Durness to Lochinver in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inverkirkaig, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Ardvreck Castle, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

5
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. Visiting Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Glendale Self Drive Boat Hire will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross), Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon) and Lochalsh Woodland Walk (in Balmacara). The adventure continues: trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Flowerdale Waterfall, and admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gairloch trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. In November in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Inverewe Garden, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, Coire Mhic Fhearchair
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

5
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Camusdarach Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glencoe: Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian), Loch Linnhe (in Onich) and Silver Sands of Morar (in Morar).

Plan a Glencoe trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gairloch to Glencoe in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort William, Commando Monument, Morar Beach, Loch Linnhe, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

6
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Glenmore Forest Park and Speyside Way Long Distance Trail. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Loch Morlich Watersports, play a few rounds at Kingussie Golf Club, admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and stroll through Loch Morlich.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Aviemore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Aviemore sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Kingussie, Working Sheepdogs, Fused and Light, Grantown Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Loch Morlich Watersports ©
Loch Morlich Watersports
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

3
nights
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. Get outdoors at River Foyers and The Falls of Foyers. Venture out of the city with trips to Dog Falls (in Tomich), Divach Falls (in Inverness) and Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh (in Drumnadrochit). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillside Path, and admire the natural beauty at Abriachan Nurseries - The Garden On Loch Ness.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beauly trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Beauly takes an hour. In November in Beauly, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Foyers, Inverness, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Dog Falls, Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
River Foyers ©
River Foyers

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.
Visiting Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and Moose X-Training Ltd will get you outdoors. Step out of London to go to Stourton and see Cotswolds Distillery, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Beauly to London with the Route module. Traveling from Beauly in November, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Tooting Common ©
Tooting Common

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