47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Lanzhou
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ullapool
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Windermere
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
London
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Lanzhou

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary app .

Lanzhou, China to Edinburgh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lanzhou to Edinburgh, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lanzhou in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery

6
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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: Morar Beach (in Morar), Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Traigh Golf Course) and Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel & Glenfinnan Viaduct). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), examine the collection at West Highland Museum, sample the fine beverages at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and have fun at Ice Factor.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Ice Factor, Glencoe, Dalwhinnie Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Ardnamurchan Distillery ©
Ardnamurchan Distillery

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Aviemore (Cairngorm Brewery & Loch Morlich), Dornoch (Royal Dornoch Golf Club & Dornoch Beach) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, get your game on at Wildwoodz, play a few rounds at Castle Stuart Golf Links, and sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Inverness journey planning tool .

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Munlochy, Dornoch, Brora Beach, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop
Highlights from your plan
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club ©
Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club
Castle Stuart Golf Links ©
Castle Stuart Golf Links

6
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach, Drumbeg Loop, & more), Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll) and Plockton Harbour (in Plockton). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Red Point Beach, make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, stroll through Ullapool Hill, and play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool trip planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Ullapool in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Gairloch, Poolewe, Red Point Beach, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Oldshoremore Beach, & more), Farr Stone (in Bettyhill) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's much more to do: stroll through Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, and Head underground at Smoo Cave.

For maps and tourist information, read Durness vacation app .

Drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windermere.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Farr Stone
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

5
nights
Windermere

Windermere
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Riverside Golf Club (in Ravenstonedale). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere route planner .

You can drive from Durness to Windermere in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Jesus Church, Hawkshead Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Hawkshead Brewery ©
Hawkshead Brewery
Climbing Tours

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop (in Longborough), Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, tee off at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stroud Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester online trip planner .

Getting from Windermere to Cirencester by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Tetbury, Woodchester Mansion Trust, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club ©
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
Cotswold Edge Golf Club ©
Cotswold Edge Golf Club

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Hampstead ©
Hampstead
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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