48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Nanjing
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Weymouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newquay
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
4
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
London
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Nanjing

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Step off the beaten path and head to Longleat and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Get in touch with nature at Head 4 Heights Ltd and The Cotswold Range. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Painswick, and steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cirencester trip itinerary maker website .

Nanjing, China to Cirencester is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Nanjing to Cirencester due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Weymouth.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys Painswick, AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, Chavenage House, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Longleat ©
Longleat

4
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get in touch with nature at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and Monkey World. Explore hidden gems such as The Donkey Sanctuary and Bournemouth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, contemplate the long history of Nothe Fort, and don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Weymouth attractions planning app .

You can drive from Cirencester to Weymouth in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Monkey World, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Woolacombe Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Screech Owl Sanctuary and St. Michael's Mount. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden & Porthminster Beach) and National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, relax in the rural setting at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newquay vacation planner.

You can drive from Weymouth to Newquay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, St Ives, Woolacombe Beach, Screech Owl Sanctuary, National Lobster Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

3
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Dragon Raiders Activity Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Snowdon and Caernarfon Castle. Go for a jaunt from Llandudno to Bethesda to see Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Orme.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Newquay to Llandudno in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dragon Raiders Activity Park, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdon, Caernarfon Castle
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get in touch with nature at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Helm Crag. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Derwentwater and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Get out of town with these interesting Grasmere side-trips: Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Ashness Bridge, and make a trip to Lake Grasmere.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grasmere vacation website .

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

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Scafell Pike Mountain, Buttermere Lake, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Princes Street Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online visit planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Bamburgh Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smoo Cave and Cape Wrath. Visiting Durness Beach and Achmelvich Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Drumbeg Loop (in Lochinver). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and stroll through Sango Bay.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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. Take a break from the city and head to Steall Waterfall and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glencoe and Eilean Donan Castle. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, and identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort William vacation website .

Traveling by car from Durness to Fort William takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Camusdarach Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Inchree Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye journey maker .

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Ness and Urquhart Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Cairngorms National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairngorms National Park, Aigas Field Centre, River Rafting & Tubing, Urquhart Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park

8
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 Beachy Head and White Cliffs of Dover. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Dover Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters (in Eastbourne) and Brighton (The Lanes, Gustamps, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London online trip maker .

Getting from Inverness to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inverness in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Dover, Eastbourne
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover

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