29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Steall Waterfall and Ben Nevis. Step out of Fort William with an excursion to Highland Titles Nature Reserve in Duror--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, trek along Glencoe Lochan, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort William vacation maker.

Houston, USA to Fort William is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to Fort William. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Durness.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Sango Bay and Oldshoremore Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Durness tour planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Durness in 4 hours. June in Durness sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Aviemore.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Aviemore — 2 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, head outdoors with Thunder in the glens, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and then get a dose of the wild on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aviemore trip builder app.

You can drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. Change things up with a short trip to Glentress Forest in Peebles (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Cockermouth — 4 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Family-friendly places like Catbells Lakeland Walk and Aira Force Waterfall will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Wast Water (in Wasdale Head) and Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle, and see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in June since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Predator Experience. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip planner.

Getting from Cockermouth to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 2 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Corinium Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Highgrove Gardens, and then get outside with The Cotswold Range. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Windermere to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. July in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors
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Bath — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, stroll around Royal Victoria Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through West of England Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

London — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, stroll around Hyde Park, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London day trip site.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.