34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting Arthur's Seat and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Edinburgh is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Edinburgh, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Edinburgh to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

4
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Polin Beach and Sango Bay. Get some cultural insight at Dun Dornaigil Broch and Lotte Glob. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Stack, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durness visit planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Scourie Bay, Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, Stac Pollaidh Mountain
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch

4
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. Get in touch with nature at Red Point Beach and Glen Torridon. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Ullapool (Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve & Lael Forest Walks), Strathcarron (Beinn Liath Mhor & Fuar Tholl) and Falls of Shin (in Lairg). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin, kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, explore the galleries of RhueArt, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rogie Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Gairloch trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Durness to Gairloch in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ullapool, Strathcarron, Red Point Beach, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Falls of Shin
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Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon

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. Take a break from the city and head to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and General Wade’s Military Roads. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig) and Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain, Nature & Wildlife Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Glencoe Lochan, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Glencoe, General Wade’s Military Roads, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Inchree Waterfalls
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Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visit Loughrigg Fell and Kendal Parish Church for their historical value. Get outdoors at Alpacaly Ever After and Predator Experience. When in Ambleside, make a side trip to see Scale Force in Buttermere, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, grab your bike and head to Kentmere Horseshoe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Ambleside takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Coniston, Kendal, Lake District, Alpacaly Ever After, Predator Experience Ltd
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Mary's Church and The Parish Church of St. Mary. Take a break from the city and head to The Cotswold Range and WMSki. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Feldon Valley (in Brailes), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Old Downs Pursuits, take a peaceful walk through Cirencester Park, take in the pleasant sights at Rodborough Common, and explore the striking landscape of Monastery garden prinknash.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cirencester trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ambleside to Cirencester by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stroud, WMSki, Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, St Mary's Church, Feldon Valley
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Walk to Broadway Tower and Speed Boats Tours. Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip site .

Getting from Cirencester to London by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Stonehenge, Walk to Broadway Tower
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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