56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Nasiriyah
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
London
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Stroud
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bangor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cockermouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Penrith
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Aviemore
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Lochinver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Gairloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Nasiriyah

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.
Visiting HotTug UK and WWT London Wetland Centre will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, get curious at Science Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our London journey builder tool .

Nasiriyah, Iraq to London is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nasiriyah to London. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Stroud.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
nights
Stroud

Stroud ©
Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. Get outdoors at Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd and Walks With Hawks. Family-friendly places like WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Cirencester Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Stroud side-trips: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and South Cerney (WMSki & The Butts Farm Rare Breeds, Farm Shop and Tea Room). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, head outdoors with Cirencester Abbey Grounds, identify plant and animal life at Elemental Sculpture Park, and tee off at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Stroud driving holiday planner .

Getting from London to Stroud by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Stroud

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, South Cerney, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, Cotswold Archery
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark

4
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city in Gwynedd unitary authority, north west Wales, and one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. Family-friendly places like Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve and Borth y Gest Beach will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Morfa Bychan Beach and Llanberis Slate Quarry. Venture out of the city with trips to Aberdyfi Beach (in Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)) and Abersoch Harbour Beach (in Abersoch). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Llanfairfechan Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Y Garn, and enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangor visit planner.

Drive from Stroud to Bangor in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bangor are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Snowdonia National Park, Abersoch Harbour Beach, Borth y Gest Beach, Beacon Climbing Centre, Aberdyfi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

6
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alpacaly Ever After and Silecroft Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Seascale Beach and Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall. Explore Cockermouth's surroundings by going to Millom (Haverigg Beach & Black Combe), Bowfell (in Seascale) and St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot). There's much more to do: hike along Great Gable, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mellbreak, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and stroll through Buttermere.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cockermouth trip planner .

You can drive from Bangor to Cockermouth in 4 hours. In January in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Millom, Seascale, Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall
Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall

6
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Haweswater Reservoir and Moss Eccles Tarn. Visiting Sheffield Pike and Kentmere Horseshoe will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve (in Millom), Rydal Hall Sculpture Path (in Rydal) and Great Langdale (Angle Tarn & Jack"s Rake). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Predator Experience, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), contemplate the waterfront views at Digley Reservoir, and hike along Hodge Close Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith road trip planning website .

Getting from Cockermouth to Penrith by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Penrith are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, Great Langdale, Kendal, Predator Experience, Hodge Close Trail
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Haweswater Reservoir ©
Haweswater Reservoir
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to BobCat Alpacas and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

You can take a train from Penrith to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Edinburgh, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas

6
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at Loch Morlich and Abernethy National Nature Reserve. Take a break from Aviemore with a short trip to General Wade’s Military Roads in Fort Augustus, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Glenmore Forest Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, take a peaceful walk through Anagach Woods, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, and get your game on at Aviemore Kart Raceway.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kingussie, Anagach Woods, General Wade’s Military Roads, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

4
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Get outdoors at Polin Beach and Rispond Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Culag Woods. Change things up with these side-trips from Lochinver: Durness (Balnakeil Bay & Ben Stack), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Maryck Memories of Childhood (in Kylesku). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, don't miss a visit to Clachtoll Broch, stop by Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, and explore the activities along Achmelvich Bay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lochinver itinerary maker app .

Drive from Aviemore to Lochinver in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Lochinver are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Durness, Kylesku, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Falls of Kirkaig, Polin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods

5
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. Kids will enjoy Red Point Beach and Inverpolly Nature Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Glen Torridon and Mellon Udrigle Beach. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Ullapool (Lael Forest Walks, Ullapool Golf Club, & more), RhueArt (in Rhue) and Strathcarron (Fuar Tholl & Beinn Liath Mhor). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Beinn Alligin, look for gifts at Treasure Chest, get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Arctic Convoys Memorial.

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

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. In February in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Aultbea, Strathcarron, Red Point Beach, Glen Torridon
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill

5
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. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and Creag Meagaidh. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian), Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig) and The Glencoe Massacre Monument (in Glencoe Village). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure, explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan, and take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls.

Discover how to plan a Fort William trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Inchree Waterfalls, The Three Sisters, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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