40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Aberdeen, Train to Inverness
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Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 5 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Aigas Field Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aviemore (Loch an Eilein, Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, &more). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen Falls, and explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness road trip app.

Ahmedabad, India to Inverness is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in May: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort William

— 3 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. Attractions like Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Fort William with an excursion to Traigh Golf Course in Arisaig--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

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

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, browse the exhibits of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Ambleside

— 4 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Ornamental Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llandudno

— 5 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Snowdon and Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Warwick

— 4 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Warwick Castle and Guy's Cliffe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Warwick trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Warwick takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. June in Warwick sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Cheltenham

— 4 nights
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. Attractions like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Cotswold Falconry Centre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and The International Centre for Birds of Prey (in Newent). There's still lots to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip planner.

Getting from Warwick to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Attractions like Dorset Adventure Park and The Roman Baths make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

London

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London holiday builder tool.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.