56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Caernarfon
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Inverness
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Windermere
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coca-Cola London Eye as well as The British Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to London. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

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

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
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: Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury), Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks, Sandford Parks Lido, & more) and Gloucester (Jet Age Museum, Severn Bore, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, trek along Cotswold Way, and admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

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

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourton-on-the-Water (Bourton on the Water, The Cotswold Brewing Company, & more), Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and step into the grandiose world of Berkeley Castle.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cirencester attractions website .

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Berkeley, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

6
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Venture out of the city with trips to Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Harlech (Harlech Beach & Harlech Castle). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre, explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, and steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Caernarfon trip maker website .

You can drive from Cirencester to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy, Harlech, Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park, Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Highlights from your plan
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©

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: Lochinver (Drumbeg Loop, Achmelvich Beach, & more), Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (in Ullapool). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, make a trip to Kylesku Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, and explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durness travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Durness takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Caernarfon in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Durness, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, Kylesku Bridge, Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

7
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Dornoch (Dornoch Cathedral & Royal Dornoch Golf Club). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, and don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Inverness route website .

Traveling by car from Durness to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dornoch, Munlochy, Aigas Field Centre, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Devil's Staircase (in Ballachulish) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary website .

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Glencoe, Glen Etive, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Climbing Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Blackness Castle in Linlithgow, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Blackness Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

5
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and snap pictures at Ashness Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Windermere journey site .

Drive from Edinburgh to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Ambleside, Lake District, Kendal Parish Church, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

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