46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Durness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Inverness, Scotland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Fort William, Scotland
— 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.
Get in touch with nature at Walk to Broadway Tower and Speed Boats Tours. Tower of London and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. When in London, make a side trip to see Stonehenge in Amesbury, approximately Amesbury away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and walk around Hyde Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. 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) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Walk to Broadway Tower, Stonehenge
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Step out of the city life by going to The Cotswold Range and Minchinhampton Common. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mary's Church and Malmesbury Market Cross. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes). The adventure continues: get outside with Old Downs Pursuits, steep yourself in history at St Saviour's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and identify plant and animal life at Westonbirt Arboretum.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Cirencester trip builder.

Drive from London to Cirencester in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Coniston.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Burford, Tetbury, WMSki, The Parish Church of St. Mary, Malmesbury Market Cross
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. Step out of the city life by going to Predator Experience and Hodge Close Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tarn Hows and St. Andrew's Church. Step out of Coniston to go to Millom and see Black Combe, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Old Man of Coniston, head outdoors with Swirl How, hike along Bowfell, and explore the striking landscape at Jack"s Rake.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coniston trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Coniston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buttermere.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), Newby Bridge Weir, Jack"s Rake, Hay Stacks [or Haystacks], Black Combe
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

5
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Holidays in Buttermere allow you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
Get in touch with nature at Alpacaly Ever After and Angle Tarn. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Lawrences Church and Holy Trinity Church. Explore Buttermere's surroundings by going to Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Sheffield Pike (in Glenridding). There's much more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Helm Crag.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buttermere travel planner.

You can drive from Coniston to Buttermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Keswick, Angle Tarn, Scafell Pike Mountain, Sheffield Pike
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as The Real Mary King's Close and St Giles' Cathedral are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Strathblane Falconry in Strathblane, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Explore your travel options from Buttermere to Edinburgh with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dun Dornaigil Broch and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt. Get in touch with nature at Durness Beach and Polin Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Stac Pollaidh Mountain (in Ullapool). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, stroll through Sango Bay, explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Durness day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Durness are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to Farigaig Forest and Cairngorm Mountain. Culloden Battlefield and Corrimony Chambered Cairn will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn), Rogie Falls (in Contin) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Plodda Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, tee off at Castle Stuart Golf Links, and explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Inverness sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Culloden Battlefield, Rogie Falls, Farigaig Forest
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, 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. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Camusdarach Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Road to the Isles and Castle Tioram. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's lots more to do: trek along Glencoe Lochan, take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, look for all kinds of wild species at Creag Meagaidh, and get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort William vacation maker tool.

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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