31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Inverness — 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the activities along River Ness, contemplate the long history of Janet Horne Memorial Stone, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.
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Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Fort William — 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and The Three Sisters (in Glencoe). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lost Valley Trail, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct.

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You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Ambleside is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, and take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Ambleside takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 4 nights

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. Explore Bourton-on-the-Water's surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in South Cerney), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkstone Brewery, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Bourton-on-the-Water in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In June in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 4 nights

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: Glastonbury (Wyrdraven & St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses), Holy Innocents Church (in Highnam) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, make a trip to Sally Lunn's Museum, and stroll around Royal Victoria Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bath tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London — 5 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read London online travel route planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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