52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Aviemore
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kinlochbervie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Gairloch
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Fort William
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grasmere
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Colombo

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like BobCat Alpacas and Dynamic Earth. Visiting Arthur's Seat and Bridge 8 Hub will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Edinburgh is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in January, with highs in Edinburgh at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

6
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Loch Morlich and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cairngorms National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Aviemore: Glenfarclas Distillery (in Ballindalloch) and Caorunn Gin Tour (in Cromdale). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Rothiemurchus, identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and have fun at TreeZone Aviemore.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Aviemore trip planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Working Sheepdogs, Caorunn Gin Tour, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Anagach Woods, Glenfarclas Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
TreeZone Aviemore ©
TreeZone Aviemore

3
nights
Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to Polin Beach and Rispond Beach. Get some cultural insight at Dun Dornaigil Broch and Lotte Glob. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinlochbervie: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Mudness Ceramics (in Durness) and Maryck Memories of Childhood (in Kylesku). There's lots more to do: stroll through Scourie Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Stack, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kinlochbervie day trip website .

You can drive from Aviemore to Kinlochbervie in 3 hours. January in Kinlochbervie sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Durness, Scourie Bay, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Maryck Memories of Childhood
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach

6
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Red Point Beach and Stac Pollaidh Mountain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum and RhueArt. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), Ullapool (Lael Forest Walks, An Talla Solais, & more) and Strathcarron (Fuar Tholl & Beinn Liath Mhor). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Alligin, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and make a trip to Solas Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gairloch trip tool .

You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Gairloch in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Aultbea, Strathcarron, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Glen Torridon
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain

7
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Road to the Isles and Cille Choirill Church. Step out of the city life by going to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and Samalaman Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Ardnamurchan Distillery (in Glenbeg), The Three Sisters (in Glencoe) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, cruise along Ratagan to Glenelg, and explore the striking landscape at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fort William day trip site .

You can drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ardnamurchan Distillery, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Cille Choirill Church, Ratagan to Glenelg, Glencoe Lochan
Highlights from your plan
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

7
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kids will appreciate attractions like Silecroft Beach and Sheffield Pike. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St John's in the Vale and Castle Crag. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Seascale Beach (in Seascale), Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (in Eskdale) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: hike along Hodge Close Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Blea Tarn, explore the striking landscape at Jack"s Rake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Force.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the 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 do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Langdale, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Coniston, Great Langdale, Seascale
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Angle Tarn ©
Angle Tarn

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Visiting Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and WMSki will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Nicholas Church and St. Mary's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cirencester: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Stroudwater Navigation (in Stroud) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, contemplate the waterfront views at Thames and Severn Canal, take a peaceful walk through Cirencester Park, and have fun at Cotswold Archery.

Make your Cirencester itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Cirencester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Stroud, South Cerney, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, The Parish Church of St. Mary, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Step out of the city life by going to HotTug UK and Thames River. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London route site .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2 hours. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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