52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Canberra
Bus + Fly:  31 h
1
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Durness, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ullapool, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Inverness, Scotland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fort William, Scotland
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Grasmere
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Cheltenham
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
London
— 12 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Canberra

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Don Coyote Outdoor Centre in Lamancha, approximately Lamancha away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, have some family-friendly fun at The Realm VR, stroll through Calton Hill, and identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online route builder.

Canberra, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 31- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Canberra to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in March, expect nights in Edinburgh to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are colder, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

5
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Durness Beach and Sango Bay. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, learn more about the world around you at Durness Deep Time, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Farr Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durness tour planning app.

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 March in Durness, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Farr Beach, Scourie Bay, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Kyle Of Tongue
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Ullapool, Scotland

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: Loch Assynt (in Lairg), Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Culag Woods) and The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer). There's still lots to do: trek along Lael Forest Walks, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, tee off at Ullapool Golf Club, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ullapool day trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. March in Ullapool sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Gairloch, Loch Assynt, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Falls of Kirkaig
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Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve ©
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

6
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Bring the kids along to Aviemore Kart Raceway and Infinity Trampoline Park Inverness. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nairn (Nairn Beach & Bowhunter Archery), The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge) and Aviemore (Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Loch Morlich Watersports, &more). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Frankie & Lola's, take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Glen Falls, get your game on at Inverness Kart Raceway, and trek along Hillside Path.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Foyers, Wildwoodz, Coast Candle Co.
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Farigaig Forest ©
Farigaig Forest
Zipline
Aviemore Kart Raceway ©
Aviemore Kart Raceway

6
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, hike along Lost Valley Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Mallaig, North Ballachulish, Arisaig, Glenfinnan
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

6
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite), Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Walla Crag, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, head outdoors with Swirl How, and trek along Hodge Close Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip site.

You can drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Great Langdale, Little Langdale, Giggle Alley
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

5
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Cotswold Range and The Roman Baths. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Cattle Country Adventure Park, get your game on at SimAir737, explore the activities along River Coln, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cheltenham attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold Archery, Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, The Cotswold Range
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

12
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. Go for a jaunt from London to Arundel to see Hawking About about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, make a trip to Covent Garden, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hawking About
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Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator ©
Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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