28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
7
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Cairngorm Brewery (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, cast your line with a fishing tour, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Inverness reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Fairy Glen, Wildwoodz, Aigas Field Centre
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Lael Forest Walks, & more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, tee off at Gairloch Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, and explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Gairloch takes 2 hours. In April in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, Russian Arctic Convoy Project, Mellon Udrigle Beach
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Gruinard Bay Caravan Park ©
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park
Flowerdale Waterfall ©
Flowerdale Waterfall
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club

3
nights
Fort William

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Morar Beach (in Morar), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Ice Factor, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

Make your Fort William itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Fort William takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Morar Beach, The Commando Museum, Camusdarach Beach, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Ice Factor
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker website .

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. When in Grasmere, make a side trip to see Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere, trek along Old Man of Coniston, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

Planning Grasmere trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Grasmere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Old Man of Coniston, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere
Walla Crag ©
Walla Crag

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's lots more to do: have fun at Cotswold Archery, look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop, take in the dramatic natural features at Dover's Hill, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds Distillery, St. Mary's Church
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

6
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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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