59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dumfries
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
3
Belfast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Ullapool
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Isle of Lewis
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Isle of Iona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Jenners or Aquila. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Seacliff Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Glasgow School of Art (in Glasgow), Belhaven Beach (in Dunbar) and Kingsbarns Beach (in Kingsbarns). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close, and look for gifts at Miss Katie Cupcake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Edinburgh to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dumfries.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Glasgow School of Art, Seacliff Beach, Belhaven Beach, Rosslyn Chapel, Kingsbarns Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
Dumfries

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Gallery at Laurieston and Robert Burns Ellisland Farm. The Stewartry Museum and Solway Aviation Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Dumfries: Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (in Kielder), Bellymack Hill Farm - Kite Feeding Station (in Laurieston) and Creetown Gem Rock Museum (in Creetown). There's much more to do: stop by Lakeland, experience rural life at Walby Farm Park, sample the fine beverages at Annandale Distillery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lanercost Priory.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dumfries trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Dumfries takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Dumfries

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Castle Douglas, Carlisle, The Stewartry Museum, Lakeland, St. Bees Beach
Highlights from your plan
Creetown Gem Rock Museum ©
Creetown Gem Rock Museum
Robert Burns Ellisland Farm ©
Robert Burns Ellisland Farm
Lanercost Priory ©
Lanercost Priory

4
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get a sense of the local culture at Crumlin Road Gaol and Cathedral Quarter. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs and Belfast Waterfront. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Machrihanish (Machrihanish Seabird & Wildlife Observatory & Machrihanish Beach), Derry (Tower Museum & Museum of Free Derry) and World of Owls (in Randalstown). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle, view the masterpieces at Coastal Design, and don't miss a visit to Shankill Road.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Belfast tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Dumfries to Belfast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derry, Machrihanish, Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs, Carrickfergus Castle, Coastal Design
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
World of Owls ©
World of Owls

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Brora Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. For shopping fun, head to The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach or Highland House of Fraser. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dornoch (Dornoch Beach, Historylinks Museum, & more), Clan Macpherson Museum (in Newtonmore) and Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Findhorn Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and kick back and relax at Lossiemouth East Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Belfast to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Belfast in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Inverness, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Aviemore, Lossiemouth East Beach, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Oldshoremore Beach and Scourie Bay. For shopping fun, head to The Culkein Store or Lotte Glob. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Castlehill Heritage Centre (in Castletown) and Kyle Of Tongue (in Tongue). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Laidhay Croft Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunbeath, Oldshoremore Beach, Kyle Of Tongue, The Jammery Culkein, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Highlights from your plan
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

5
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at RhueArt and Culag Woods. Museum-lovers will get to explore Applecross Photographic Gallery and Ullapool Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch (in Lochinver) and Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Point Beach, hike along The Bone Caves, view the masterpieces at An Talla Solais, and hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market.

Plan trip to Ullapool with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lochinver, Gairloch, The Lochcarron Weavers Shop, Ardvreck Castle, Applecross Photographic Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Bone Caves ©
The Bone Caves
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

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. Visiting Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive will get you outdoors. Glenfinnan railway museum and Treasures of the Earth will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Woodland Pottery (in Strontian), Loch Linnhe (in Onich) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Castle Tioram, take a memorable drive along Silver Sands of Morar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Conan's Kirk , and enjoy the sea views from Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Fort William takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Camusdarach Beach, Glencoe Mountain, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

5
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Trotternish Art Gallery and Skyeworks Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skyelark and Isle of Skye Candle Company. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sound of Sleat Beach, delve into the distant past at Dunscaith Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Trumpan Church, and stop by Skye Batiks.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip planner .

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

5
nights
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Norse Mill and Kiln and Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hebridean Soap Company and Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Lewis: Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom (in Ardhasaig) and The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay (in Grosebay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Huisinis Beach, look for gifts at The Good Food Boutique, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Moluag's Episcopal Church, and stroll through Dailbeag Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Lewis online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isle of Skye to Isle of Lewis in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse, Hebscape Gallery, The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay
Highlights from your plan
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay ©
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery ©
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery

1
night
Isle of Iona

Isle of Iona ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): trek along Dun 1 Hike, take in the exciting artwork at Iona Gallery & Pottery, then step off the mainland to explore Port Ban Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Oran's Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Traigh Bhan Nam Monach (White Strand of the Monks), steep yourself in history at Marble Quarry, view the masterpieces at Iona Craft Shop, then stroll through Traigh an t-Suidhe, and finally explore the ancient world of Iona Nunnery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Iona vacation maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Iona. February in Isle of Iona sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
St. Oran's Chapel ©
St. Oran's Chapel
Iona Nunnery ©
Iona Nunnery
Iona Craft Shop ©
Iona Craft Shop

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bath Abbey and Avebury Stone Circle. Do your shopping at Pulteney Bridge and Swindon Designer Outlet. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Big Pit: National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Worcester Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Fleet Air Arm Museum.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Iona to Bath with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Regal Cinema, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

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.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Woburn Safari Park. Explore London's surroundings by going to Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London travel route planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Woburn Safari Park, Old Town Hastings
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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