36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
St. Davids
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
St Ives
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Aigas Field Centre. Bring the kids along to Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Rosemarkie Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Farigaig Forest (in Inverfarigaig). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the sheer force of Divach Falls, and get answers to all your questions at Culloden Battlefield.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness online route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Inverness, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Aigas Field Centre, Culloden Battlefield, Farigaig Forest
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River Rafting & Tubing
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park

4
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Bring the kids along to Loch Coruisk and Sound of Sleat Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Skye Adventure and Quiraing (Hill Walk). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Neist Point, explore the activities along Loch Portree, stop by Skyelark, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock.

Plan trip to Isle of Skye with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Inverness in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)

4
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. Get in touch with nature at Camusdarach Beach and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Argyll Pottery. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Morar Beach (in Morar) and The Three Sisters (in Glencoe). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glencoe, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William attractions planning app .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Camusdarach Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Argyll Pottery
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Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and Achmelvich Beach. Do your shopping at Perfume Studio and RhueArt. Step out of Ullapool with an excursion to Clachtoll Beach Campsite in Clachtoll--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, trek along The Bone Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Fort William to Ullapool in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ullapool are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Perfume Studio, Achmelvich Beach
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Oldshoremore Beach and Sango Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Sandwood Bay Beach and Polin Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Scourie Bay in Scourie (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Balnakeil Craft Village, view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, and kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness travel route tool .

Getting from Ullapool to Durness by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kids will enjoy Predator Experience and Alpacaly Ever After. Get outdoors at Old Man of Coniston and Lake Windermere. Step out of Ambleside with an excursion to Buttermere in Buttermere--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, stroll through Helvellyn, and see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Durness to Ambleside in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Davids.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Windermere, Grasmere, Coniston, Predator Experience, Helvellyn
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Climbing Tours
Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

2
nights
St. Davids

St.
Relax by the water at Aberporth Beach and Marloes Sands Beach. Bring the kids along to Newgale Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Freshwater West (in Angle) and Newport Beach (in Newport -Trefdraeth). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at St. Davids Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at St Davids Plant & Garden Nursery, and stop by Mark Walford Pottery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. Davids travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to St. Davids in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in St. Davids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newgale Beach, Newport Beach, Marloes Sands Beach, Mark Walford Pottery, Aberporth Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freshwater West ©
Freshwater West
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral

6
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kids will appreciate attractions like Godrevy Beach and Hayle Towans Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Treyarnon Bay Beach and Sennen Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Crantock Beach (in Crantock), Mawgan Porth Beach (in Mawgan) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Porthcurno, get a taste of the local shopping with The Cowhouse Gallery, stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, and step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Ives tour planner.

You can drive from St. Davids to St Ives in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Penzance, Newquay, Crantock Beach, The Cowhouse Gallery, Godrevy Beach
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

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