46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Coniston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Buttermere
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Fort William
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Walk to Broadway Tower and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. When in London, make a side trip to see Stonehenge in Amesbury, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read London trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in London hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Walk to Broadway Tower
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's Church and Malmesbury Market Cross. Visiting The Cotswold Range and WMSki will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Old Downs Pursuits, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Saviour's Church, and admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cirencester trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from London to Cirencester by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coniston.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tetbury, Burford, The Parish Church of St. Mary, St. Mary's Church, WMSki
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

4
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Escape the urban bustle at Old Man of Coniston and Hodge Close Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tarn Hows and St. Andrew's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Coniston side-trips: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Black Combe (in Millom). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Swirl How, hike along Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowfell, and explore the activities along Newby Bridge Weir.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coniston trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cirencester to Coniston in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buttermere.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bowfell, Hay Stacks [or Haystacks], Newby Bridge Weir, Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), Predator Experience
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Hodge Close Trail ©
Hodge Close Trail

5
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere
Escape the urban bustle at Alpacaly Ever After and Walla Crag. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Catherine's Chruch and Holy Trinity Church. Explore Buttermere's surroundings by going to Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale), Sheffield Pike (in Glenridding) and Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buttermere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coniston to Buttermere takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Keswick, Sheffield Pike, Haweswater Reservoir, St Lawrences Church
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Strathblane Falconry. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary tool .

You can drive from Buttermere to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Strathblane Falconry
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get some historical perspective at Ardvreck Castle and Dun Dornaigil Broch. Get outdoors at Sango Bay and Sandwood Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Stac Pollaidh Mountain (in Ullapool), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, admire the striking features of Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Assynt, Scourie Bay, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to Cairngorms National Park and Farigaig Forest. Popular historic sites such as Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns are in your itinerary. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Rogie Falls (in Contin), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cairngorm Mountain, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, and tee off at Castle Stuart Golf Links.

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You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Farigaig Forest, Culloden Battlefield, Castle Stuart Golf Links
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Farigaig Forest ©
Farigaig Forest

10
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. Popular historic sites such as Road to the Isles and Eilean Donan Castle are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish), Samalaman Beach (in Glenuig) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). The adventure continues: hike along Glencoe Lochan, stroll through Camusdarach Beach, get outside with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip website .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan, Kyle of Lochalsh, Onich, Fort Augustus
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 6:
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

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