42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route planner

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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Durness
— 4 nights
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Glencoe
— 5 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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London

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

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 The Big Cat Sanctuary and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, walk around Hyde Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London day trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. In August, London is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visiting The Cotswold Range and Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bath online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Inverness.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inverness

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Steall Waterfall and Cairngorm Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris) and Ben Nevis (in Fort William). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, tee off at Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park, and explore the activities along Loch Ness.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

Fly from Bath to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Durness

— 4 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Durness Beach and Oldshoremore Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island), Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Durness trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe

— 5 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Escape the urban bustle at Glen Coe and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Step out of Glencoe with an excursion to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) in Gorteneorn--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Glencoe Lochan, take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, trek along Lost Valley Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glencoe online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Durness to Glencoe takes 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Glencoe are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get outdoors at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Predator Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, hike along Helvellyn, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Windermere day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Windermere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cockermouth

— 5 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Visiting Catbells Lakeland Walk and Buttermere Lake will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Wast Water (in Wasdale Head) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, get to know the fascinating history of Aira Force Waterfall, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Mountain Guides.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth road trip planning app.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Isle of May National Nature Reserve. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Elie Beach in Elie, approximately Elie away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder app.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cockermouth in September since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.