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
Train + 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 Palace of Holyroodhouse, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and have some family-friendly fun at The Realm VR.

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 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
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:
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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 Balnakeil Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kyle Of Tongue (in Tongue). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Durness Deep Time, and tee off at Durness Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness day trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Scourie Bay, Kyle Of Tongue, Farr Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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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: The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer), Loch Assynt (in Lairg) and Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Culag Woods). There's much more to do: trek along Lael Forest Walks, admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, 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

Gairloch, Lochinver, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Falls of Kirkaig, The Jammery Culkein
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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: The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge), Nairn (Nairn Beach & Bowhunter Archery) and Aviemore (Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Loch Morlich Watersports, &more). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, ride a horse along Hollingwells Equestrian, bet on your favorite at Inverness Kart Raceway, and kick back and relax at Embo Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Foyers, Grantown Antiques and Collectables, Fairy Glen Falls
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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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: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Loch Morar, hike along Lost Valley Trail, take some stellar pictures from Ratagan to Glenelg, and have fun at Crombie Clay Shooting.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort William road trip app.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, North Ballachulish, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Arisaig
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 Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Walla Crag, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hodge Close Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Combe, and trek along Angle Tarn.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip site.

You can drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Great Langdale, Little Langdale, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
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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: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, find something for the whole family at Cattle Country Adventure Park, get your game on at Airborne Trampoline Park, and enjoy some diversion at Lady’s Wood Shooting School.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham vacation planner.

You can drive from Grasmere to Cheltenham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Bath, Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, River Coln, Lady’s Wood Shooting School
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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 Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Go for a jaunt from London to Arundel to see Hawking About about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hawking About
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 29:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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