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. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

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, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. 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 Polin Beach and Farr Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Kyle Of Tongue (in Tongue), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, play a few rounds at Durness Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Durness trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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, Kyle Of Tongue, Farr Beach, Scourie Bay, Dun Dornaigil Broch
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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), The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer) and Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Culag Woods). There's much more to do: trek along Lael Forest Walks, take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, and stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ullapool holiday planning app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough 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 Frankie & Lola's. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aviemore (Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Loch Morlich Watersports, &more), Nairn (Nairn Beach & Bowhunter Archery) and The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge). The adventure continues: get your game on at Wildwoodz, bet on your favorite at Inverness Kart Raceway, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, and explore the activities along River Foyers.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inverness road trip tool.

Drive from Ullapool to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Foyers, Embo Beach, Fairy Glen Falls
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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: All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Loch Morar, enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and have some family-friendly fun at Arisaig Archery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, North Ballachulish, Mallaig, Arisaig, Glenfinnan
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
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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 Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth) and Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite). There's much more to do: get great views at Walla Crag, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Combe, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and get outside with Swirl How.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grasmere holiday maker app.

Drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Little Langdale, Great Langdale, Helvellyn
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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 Roman Baths and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Bath Abbey (in Bath), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, have fun at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, have some family-friendly fun at Airborne Trampoline Park, and trek along Walks around Wotton-under-Edge.

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 do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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, Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, Xjump Trampoline Park
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cattle Country Adventure Park ©
Cattle Country Adventure Park

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 Tower Bridge and Tate Modern. Go for a jaunt from London to Arundel to see Hawking About about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hawking About
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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