43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Albury
Fly:  28 h
1
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cheltenham
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Aviemore, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tain, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Durness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Gairloch, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Drumnadrochit, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Fort William, Scotland
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Albury

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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London itinerary maker tool.

Albury, Australia to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Albury to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albury in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in London. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Chavenage House (in Tetbury), Malmesbury Abbey (in Malmesbury) and Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and get your game on at Cotswold Archery.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cheltenham road trip planning website.

You can drive from London to Cheltenham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Bath, Cotswolds Distillery, Highnam Court Gardens, The Cotswold Brewing Company
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Cheltenham to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cheltenham in September since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
nights
Aviemore, Scotland

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Aviemore is known for winter sports, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenmore Forest Park, stroll through Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, and trek along Aviemore Circular.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aviemore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tain.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Loch Gynack, Fused and Light
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Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve ©
Loch Gynack ©
Loch Gynack

4
nights
Tain, Scotland

Tain ©
Tain is a royal burgh and parish in the County of Ross, in the Highlands of Scotland.EtymologyThe name derives from the nearby River Tain, the name of which comes from an Indo-European root meaning 'flow'. Venture out of the city with trips to Blackmuir Woods (in Strathpeffer), Wildwoodz (in Munlochy) and Tollie Red Kites (in Dingwall). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, play a few rounds at Nairn Golf Club, look for gifts at Coast Candle Co., and relax in the rural setting at Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tain trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Aviemore to Tain in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tain are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Tain

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Dornoch, Nairn, Blackmuir Woods, Embo Beach, Dunnet Bay Distillery
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm ©
Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm

3
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate, Achmelvich Beach, &more) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's still lots to do: stroll through Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath, and kick back and relax at Sango Bay.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tain to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Kinlochbervie
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

3
nights
Gairloch, Scotland

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. Explore Gairloch's surroundings by going to Coire Mhic Fhearchair (in Torridon), Ullapool (Inverpolly Nature Reserve & Corrieshalloch Gorge) and Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve (in Garve). There's much more to do: trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch road trip tool.

You can drive from Durness to Gairloch in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kinlochewe, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Coire Mhic Fhearchair ©
Coire Mhic Fhearchair
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve ©

4
nights
Drumnadrochit, Scotland

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin (in Cannich), River Foyers (in Foyers) and Beauly (Loch Affric Circular Walk & Glen Strathfarrar). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and look for gifts at Clog and Craft Shop.

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

You can drive from Gairloch to Drumnadrochit in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, Invermoriston, Fort Augustus, Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, River Foyers
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Mallaig Heritage Centre (in Mallaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Glen Roy National Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Mallaig, Onich, Roybridge
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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