36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 4 nights
2
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Penrith
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Inverness
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

4
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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our London road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
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: Gloucester (St. Nicholas' Church & Jet Age Museum), Tetbury (Chavenage House & The Royal Gardens at Highgrove) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, hike along Cotswold Way, and admire the landmark architecture of Woodchester Mansion Trust.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Bath online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tetbury, Gloucester, Cirencester, Cotswold Way, Woodchester Mansion Trust
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

4
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Change things up with a short trip to Warwick Castle in Warwick (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, stroll through Sezincote House & Garden, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moreton-in-Marsh online visit planner .

You can drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Cotswolds Distillery, The Model Village
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 29th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Orrest Head, then shop like a local with Cookhouse Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Treetop Trek, and then have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Windermere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Climbing Tours
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, then admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and finally examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Lowther Castle and Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Keld Chapel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner .

Drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Keswick
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

5
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 some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel planner .

Getting from Penrith to Edinburgh by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in September, Edinburgh is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort William road trip website .

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Commando Monument, Fort Augustus Abbey, Glen Coe
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Climbing Tours
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

6
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: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverness Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Cairngorm Mountain, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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