10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 1 day
Drive
2
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Portinscale
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive
5
London
— 3 nights

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Edinburgh

— 1 day

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder site.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Durness

— 2 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then stroll through Balnakeil Beach. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sango Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durness route planning app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Portinscale

— 2 nights
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): let the river carry you with Keswick Extreme Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpacaly Ever After, and then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, get great views at Walla Crag, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portinscale tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durness to Portinscale in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Durness in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portinscale, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Portinscale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cirencester

— 2 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Westonbirt Arboretum and then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with The Cotswold Range, then whizz through the canopy at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, then delve into the lush surroundings at Cirencester Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip itinerary website.

Getting from Portinscale to Cirencester by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

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. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in London are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.