34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
London
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Caernarfon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Durness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Inverness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Fort William, Scotland
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at West Hampstead Farmers' Market and Venn Street Market. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London online 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. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In July, London is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Step out of the city life by going to Snowdon and Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands. Get a sense of the local culture at Plas Mawr and Conwy Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Abersoch (Abersoch Main Beach & Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth)). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, examine the collection at Lloyd George Museum, and stroll through Criccieth Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from London to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Caernarfon hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abersoch, Conwy, St Gwyddelan's Church, Criccieth Beach, Portmeirion Village
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Benllech Beach ©
Benllech Beach

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Hawkshead Grammar School and Aira Force Waterfall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Predator Experience and Alpacaly Ever After. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston) and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside travel route app.

Getting from Caernarfon to Ambleside by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Troutbeck, Keswick, Muncaster Castle, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Townend ©
Townend

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh capture your imagination. Head to Jupiter Artland and The Velvet Easel Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Parks
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get a sense of the local culture at Ardvreck Castle and Mudness Ceramics. Escape the urban bustle at Achmelvich Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, Head underground at Smoo Cave, and stroll through Balnakeil Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Assynt, Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Achmelvich Beach
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Dornoch Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Morlich and Rosemarkie Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Brora Beach (in Brora) and Dornoch Beach (in Dornoch). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, stroll through Nairn Beach, browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables, and explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness 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 August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Nairn, Dornoch, Clava Cairns
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

8
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe Folk Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Camusdarach Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Ballachulish (Glencoe Mountain & Buachaille Etive Mor). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, stroll through Glencoe Lochan, get engrossed in the history at The Clansman Centre, and see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William sightseeing planner.

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Castle Tioram
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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