28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24 h
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Durness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Fort William, Scotland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London vacation maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London. In June, London is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Dragonfly Maze, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bourton On The Water Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bourton on the Water, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrence's Church, then shop like a local with Living Green Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from London to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dragonfly Maze ©
Dragonfly Maze
Bourton on the Water ©
Bourton on the Water

4
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. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Bath (The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, &more) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, get your game on at SimAir737, and get engrossed in the history at Holst Birthplace Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cheltenham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Cheltenham is just a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath, Salisbury, Cotswold Way, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, The Cotswold Range
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Windermere is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

Drive from Cheltenham to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Lochinver (Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch & Achmelvich Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, stroll through Sango Bay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Ardvreck Castle, Sandwood Bay Beach, Scourie Bay
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Go for a jaunt from Inverness to Aviemore to see Cairngorm Mountain about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, and pause for some photo ops at Cavell gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cairngorm Mountain, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Food Tours
Fort George
Fort George

3
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Fort William War Memorial, appreciate the history behind Statue of Donald Cameron, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Glen Coe
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

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