57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 10 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Gloucester
— 6 nights
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Grasmere
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 6 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Ullapool
— 6 nights
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London

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London travel planner.

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 46°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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nights
Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach, and sample the fine beverages at Bath Botanical Gin Distillery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bath day trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Gloucester

Venture out of the city with trips to Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Gloucester are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Grasmere

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & St James’ Church), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, make a trip to Lake Grasmere, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and trek along Walla Crag.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grasmere vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Grasmere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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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. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven), Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge) and Arisaig Archery (in Arisaig). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, stroll around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, and enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, get your game on at Inverness Kart Raceway, and explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kylesku Bridge (in Kylesku), Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra) and Bettyhill (Farr Stone, Strathnaver Museum, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob, and stop by Mudness Ceramics.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Ullapool

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Aultbea (Russian Arctic Convoy Project & Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition), Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Clachtoll Broch) and Poolewe (Inverewe Garden & Mellon Udrigle Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge, take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, and steep yourself in history at Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Mausoleum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool road trip site.

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.