60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour itinerary planner

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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 6 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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London
— 11 nights
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Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get your game on at The Realm VR.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Edinburgh to be colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Fort William

— 6 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig), Kyle of Lochalsh (Eilean Donan Castle & Falls of Glomach) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, stroll around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, and brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Inverness

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

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: Chanonry Point (in Fortrose), Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Aviemore Kart Raceway) and Nairn (Bowhunter Archery & Ardclach Bell Tower). The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Durness

— 5 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach) and Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach, Clachtoll Broch, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, get a new perspective on nature at Durness Deep Time, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness holiday planner.

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Durness sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cockermouth

— 6 nights
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 Wast Water (in Wasdale Head), Boot (St Catherine's Chruch & Eskdale Mill) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, get great views at Surprise View, pause for some serene contemplation at St James’ Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Viridian Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cockermouth online travel route planner.

Drive from Durness to Cockermouth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durness in December since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Choco Lori (in Grange-over-Sands), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Live For Today Kendal Activity Centre (in Kendal). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loughrigg Fell, get great views at Orrest Head, and admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Windermere sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 6 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & The Royal Gardens at Highgrove). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church, admire the striking features of St Nicholas Church, and enjoy some diversion at Cotswold Clay Club.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water vacation builder website.

Getting from Windermere to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Gloucester (Gloucester Cathedral & Jet Age Museum) and Slimbridge (St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos & WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the pleasant sights at Selsley Common, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

London

— 11 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of London with an excursion to Dover Castle in Dover--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read London itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.