42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dolgellau
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Buttermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Glencoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Arisaig
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kinlochewe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Beauly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cartagena

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Escape the urban bustle at The Cotswold Range and Cotswold Way. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Marshfield Farm Ice Cream (in Marshfield), The Roman Baths (in Bath) and Church of St Peter & St Paul (in Northleach). There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Kate Boats, meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and hike along Warden's Way.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gloucester trip itinerary app .

Cartagena, Colombia to Gloucester is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cartagena in September, with highs in Gloucester at 22°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cotswold Way, The Roman Baths, The Cotswold Range, Crickley Hill, Church of St Peter & St Paul
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

3
nights
Dolgellau

Dolgellau ©
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. Escape the urban bustle at Cader Idris and Aber Falls. Explore Dolgellau's surroundings by going to Harlech Beach (in Harlech), Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth) and Alwen Reservoir (in Pentre-Llyn-Cymmer). It doesn't end there: hike along The Mawddach Trail and look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dolgellau planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Dolgellau takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dragon Raiders Activity Park, Aber Falls, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Harlech Beach, Alwen Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park

3
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere
Escape the urban bustle at Buttermere and Old Man of Coniston. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Buttermere online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Dolgellau to Buttermere takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Ennerdale Water, Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn, Castle Crag
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Escape the urban bustle at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glencoe: Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy), Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fort William).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glencoe visit planner.

Traveling by car from Buttermere to Glencoe takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort William, West Highland Way, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

4
nights
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Visiting Camusdarach Beach and Silver Sands of Morar will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Arisaig side-trips: Ardnamurchan Peninsula (Ardtoe Beach & Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)), Lochalsh Woodland Walk (in Balmacara) and Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Falls of Glomach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Morar, tee off at Traigh Golf Course, have some family-friendly fun at Arisaig Archery, and explore the historical opulence of Castle Tioram.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arisaig day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Arisaig takes 1.5 hours. In October in Arisaig, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kinlochewe.

Things to do in Arisaig

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kyle of Lochalsh, Mallaig, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Castle Tioram
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Loch Morar ©
Loch Morar
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)

3
nights
Kinlochewe

Kinlochewe ©
Kinlochewe is a village in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinlochewe: Ullapool (Stac Pollaidh Mountain, Inverpolly Nature Reserve, & more), Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe) and Red Point Beach (in South Erradale).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kinlochewe driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Arisaig to Kinlochewe by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Arisaig in October since evenings lows in Kinlochewe dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Kinlochewe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ullapool, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge

4
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to Durness Beach and Balnakeil Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, & more) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, explore the activities along Sango Bay, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Durness trip planner .

You can drive from Kinlochewe to Durness in 3 hours. In October in Durness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Achmelvich Beach, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

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. Step out of the city life by going to River Foyers and Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin. Venture out of the city with trips to Divach Falls (in Inverness) and Hillside Path (in Foyers). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, tour the water at your own pace with Caley Cruises, and hike along Loch Affric Circular Walk.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beauly travel planner .

Drive from Durness to Beauly in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Beauly are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Inverness, Foyers, Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Loch Affric Circular Walk ©
Loch Affric Circular Walk

4
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 Loch Morlich. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Loch Morlich Watersports, hike along Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, tee off at Kingussie Golf Club, and experience rural life at Working Sheepdogs.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aviemore route planner.

Traveling by car from Beauly to Aviemore takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kingussie, Working Sheepdogs
Highlights from your plan
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Loch Morlich Watersports ©
Loch Morlich Watersports

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting Arthur's Seat and Castle Rock will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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.
Get outdoors at Tooting Common and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London vacation builder site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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