45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation planner

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Cirencester
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 5 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Cirencester

— 2 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row, make a trip to Gallery Pangolin, and contemplate the long history of Chavenage House.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cirencester online journey builder.

Cardiff to Cirencester is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake District Sheepdog Experience.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windermere visit planning website.

Getting from Cirencester to Windermere by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Wast Water (in Wasdale Head) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpacaly Ever After, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip planner.

Drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort William

— 5 nights
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Finn Falconry (in Oban) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cockermouth to Fort William by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness

— 5 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach, Polin Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Durness road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Durness takes 4 hours. In August in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain, Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, &more), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and get outside with Northern Meeting Park.

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Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

London

— 6 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

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Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.