44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24 h
1
London
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cockermouth
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
6
Durness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Inverness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Fort William, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 8 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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 find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Uley Long Barrow (in Dursley). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, and admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip site.

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Cirencester, Chavenage House, Uley Long Barrow, Jet Age Museum
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

4
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Moreton-in-Marsh is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh vacation planner.

You can drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Shipston on Stour, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, The Parish Church of St. Mary
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Predator Experience Ltd (in Ayside). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake District, Ambleside, Predator Experience Ltd, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd

4
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics (in Askham), Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, snap pictures at Ashness Bridge, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. August in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Hallin Fell, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

4
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Drumbeg Loop) and Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Balnakeil Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Stack, and learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cockermouth to Durness with the Route module. Traveling from Cockermouth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durness, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Lochinver, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

4
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Udale Bay (in Jemimaville). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, experience rural life at Robertsons, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Inverness online trip planner.

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, Aviemore, Wildwoodz, Udale Bay, Rosemarkie Beach
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park

4
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Arisaig (Land Sea and Islands Centre & Camusdarach Beach), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, trek along Glencoe Lochan, and contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip planning tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Glencoe, Arisaig, Glenfinnan, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

8
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Glasgow (Glasgow Tigers Speedway & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

Find out how to plan Edinburgh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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