59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + train:  15​h
1
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
London
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Windermere
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cockermouth
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Glencoe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Inverness
— 10 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Durban

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: John Moore Museum (in Tewkesbury), Chipping Sodbury (Lady’s Wood Shooting School & Chipping Sodbury Golf Club) and Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks, Battledown Brewery, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church, and admire all the interesting features of Kingsholm Stadium.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bath attractions app .

Durban, South Africa to Bath is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Chipping Campden, Chipping Sodbury, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walking tours

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cirencester: St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, head outdoors with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, and have fun at Cotswold Clay Club.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cirencester holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Malmesbury Market Cross, Charlbury Museum, Cotswold Clay Club, St Nicholas Church, WMSki
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Getting from Cirencester to London by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Windermere.

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
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

6
nights
Windermere

Windermere
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). There's much more to do: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, and grab your bike and head to Sea to Sea (C2C).

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere driving holiday website .

Take a train from London to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Lake District, Jesus Church, Hodge Close Trail
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn

7
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. Venture out of the city with trips to St John's in the Vale (in Threlkeld), Grange-in-Borrowdale (Castle Crag & King's How) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). Spend the 17th (Sun) jumping from game to game at Womenrock. There's still lots to do: get outside with B5289 Road, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Bega's Church, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip planner.

Drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Portinscale, Lake District, St John's in the Vale
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
St John's in the Vale ©
St John's in the Vale

7
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

6
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Explore Glencoe's surroundings by going to Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig), Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn) and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Glencoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Glencoe sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Ballachulish, Samalaman Beach, Ardnamurchan Distillery, Inchree Waterfalls, Castle Tioram
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)

10
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Loch Morlich (in Aviemore), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Glenfarclas Distillery (in Ballindalloch). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Wildwoodz, get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, and enjoy some diversion at Bowhunter Archery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inverness online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Glencoe to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Inverness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nairn, Roybridge, Munlochy, Cromarty, Invergordon Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting

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