52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary maker

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Ullapool
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Grasmere
— 6 nights
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Cheltenham
— 5 nights
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London
— 12 nights
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Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Don Coyote Outdoor Centre in Lamancha, approximately Lamancha away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online route builder.

Canberra, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Canberra to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in March, expect nights in Edinburgh to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Durness

— 5 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Durness Deep Time and Lotte Glob. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Sango Bay, tee off at Durness Golf Club, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Stack.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Durness, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool

— 4 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Bring the kids along to Shieldaig Falconry and Loch Assynt. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer), Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Culag Woods) and Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, stroll through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, and play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ullapool holiday planning app.

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. March in Ullapool sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Bring the kids along to Inverness Kart Raceway and Frankie & Lola's. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nairn (Nairn Beach & Bowhunter Archery), The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge) and Aviemore (Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Loch Morlich Watersports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillside Path, ride a horse along Hollingwells Equestrian, and look for gifts at Coast Candle Co..

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inverness travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Fort William

— 6 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, take in the dramatic natural features at Loch Morar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Valley Trail, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

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Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Grasmere

— 6 nights
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walla Crag and Old Man of Coniston. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). There's much more to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Bowfell Mountain, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), and take in the dramatic scenery at Sourmilk Ghyll.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grasmere trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Grasmere by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 5 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Cotswold Range and Cotswold Archery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury), Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths) and Walks around Wotton-under-Edge (in Wotton-under-Edge). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, get in on the family fun at Cattle Country Adventure Park, have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, and explore the activities along River Coln.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cheltenham attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

London

— 12 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Go for a jaunt from London to Arundel to see Hawking About about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.