49 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

49 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Aviemore
— 5 nights
3
Dornoch
— 5 nights
4
Durness
— 5 nights
5
Gairloch
— 4 nights
6
Fort William
— 5 nights
7
Penrith
— 5 nights
8
Cirencester
— 4 nights
9
London
— 6 nights
10
Inverness
— 3 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Jenners and Stills Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and make a trip to Calton Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Edinburgh. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

5
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Visiting Loch Morlich and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Head to The Bookmark Bookshop and Grantown Antiques and Collectablesfor plenty of shopping. Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Loch Morlich Watersports, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aviemore route maker app.

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 °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dornoch.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Grantown-on-Spey, Working Sheepdogs, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Ruthven Barracks
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferintosh Community Market and Seaweed n Stuff. Escape the urban bustle at Dornoch Beach and Brora Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dornoch: Lairg (Falls of Shin, North West Highlands Geopark, &more), Rogie Falls (in Contin) and Picaresque Books (in Dingwall). The adventure continues: stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, trek along Big Burn Walk, and pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dornoch tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Dornoch takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lairg, Golspie, Ferintosh Community Market, Seaweed n Stuff, Rogie Falls
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Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Shop till you drop at Balnakeil Craft Village and Wee Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Durness Beach and Achmelvich Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach), Drumbeg Loop (in Lochinver) and Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, stroll through Scourie Bay, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Dornoch to Durness in 2 hours. July in Durness sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Lochinver, Scourie Bay, Ardvreck Castle
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Gairloch

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. Attractions like Red Point Beach and Victoria Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Loch Maree and Corrieshalloch Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Perfume Studio (in Mellon Charles) and Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, &more). There's more to do: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures and admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Durness to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In August in Gairloch, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ullapool, Red Point Beach, Eilean Donan Castle, Perfume Studio, Inverewe Garden
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Corrieshalloch Gorge ©
Corrieshalloch Gorge
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

5
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Woodland Pottery & Crafts (in Strontian), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and The Three Sisters (in Glencoe). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, hike along Glencoe Lochan, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William road trip website.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Fort William takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus Abbey, Woodland Pottery & Crafts, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

5
nights
Penrith

Penrith
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Head to Orton Farmers' Market and Kennedys Fine Chocolatesfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Helvellyn. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Coniston (Old Man of Coniston & Tarn Hows), Jesus Church (in Troutbeck) and The Fitzwilliam Gallery (in Hawkshead). There's lots more to do: trek along Alpacaly Ever After, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park Guided Walks, explore the activities along Ullswater, and contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Fort William to Penrith in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lake District, Coniston, Orton, Catbells Lakeland Walk, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle Combe Village and Chavenage House. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alain Rouveure Galleries and Fifi's Fancy Furniture. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Head 4 Heights Waterpark, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross, and get the adrenaline pumping with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Penrith to Cirencester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

South Cerney, Moreton-in-Marsh, St. Edward's Church, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Cotswolds Distillery
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

6
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 Covent Garden and Street Food Union - Rupert Street SOHO. Bring the kids along to Buckingham Palace and Coca-Cola London Eye. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Boydells Dairy Farm (in Wethersfield) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tower of London, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

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You can drive from Cirencester to London in 2.5 hours. In August in London, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Boydells Dairy Farm, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach, thenpick up some local products at Ferintosh Community Market, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. On the next day, stroll through Nairn Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort George, stop by Cheese Pantry@ Connage, thenmake a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Inspirations.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness holiday planning tool.

You can fly from London to Inverness in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Inverness: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferintosh Community Market, Urquhart Castle, Rosemarkie Beach, Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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