24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  29​h
1
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Inverness
— 3 nights
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
7
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glenfinnan Viaduct and Inveraray Castle. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Bridge of Oich are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus) and Oban Distillery (in Oban). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, cruise along Morar Beach, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and visit a coastal fixture at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Fort William is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Inveraray Castle, Morar Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Camusdarach Beach, Fort Augustus Abbey
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Popular historic sites such as Fort George and Battlefield Select Tours are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Distillery Tours and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, and get all the information you need at Culloden Battlefield.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness day trip planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Culloden Battlefield, Nigg Old Church
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Doune Castle and Calton Hill. Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Princes Street Gardens. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Stirling Castle in Stirling--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, then step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, and then admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick route builder website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Visit Plas Mawr and Beaumaris Castle for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Stack Lighthouse and Caernarfon Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: Harlech Castle (in Harlech), Conwy Castle (in Conwy) and Great Orme (in Llandudno). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, step into the grandiose world of Gwydir Castle, and take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Caernarfon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Beaumaris Castle, Snowdon, Great Orme, South Stack Lighthouse
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Visit Corfe Castle and Stonehenge for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wells Cathedral and Bath Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Longleat (in Warminster), Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bournemouth road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Bournemouth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. While traveling from Caernarfon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bournemouth, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Bath Abbey, Weymouth Beach, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Dover Castle and Tower of London. Go for a jaunt from London to Brighton to see Royal Pavilion about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bournemouth to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Royal Pavilion, Dover Castle
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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