60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom journey planner

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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Aviemore
— 7 nights
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Durness
— 6 nights
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Gairloch
— 7 nights
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Foyers
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 7 nights
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Grasmere
— 7 nights
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Cheltenham
— 7 nights
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London
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app.

Bournemouth to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bournemouth in September, you will find days in Edinburgh are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore

— 7 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Family-friendly places like Loch Morlich and Thunder in the glens will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Glenmore Forest Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park, and admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore trip planning website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aviemore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Aviemore sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durness

— 6 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Sango Bay and Oldshoremore Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Polin Beach) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and stroll through Scourie Bay.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Aviemore to Durness in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gairloch

— 7 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Family-friendly places like Walking and Wildlife Adventures and Mellon Udrigle Beach will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Gairloch side-trips: Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail (in Kinlochewe), Ullapool (Lael Forest Walks, Corrieshalloch Gorge, &more) and Garve (Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve & Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shieldaig Falconry, hike along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gairloch trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Foyers.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Foyers

— 5 nights
Attractions like Aigas Field Centre and Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Foyers' surroundings by going to Dog Falls (in Tomich), Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin (in Cannich) and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Foyers tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Foyers takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Fort William

— 7 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Camusdarach Beach and Steall Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to The Three Sisters (in Glencoe), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Foyers to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grasmere

— 7 nights
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Derwentwater and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, explore the activities along Ullswater, explore the striking landscape at St Sunday Crag, and trek along Old Man of Coniston.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Grasmere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 7 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kids will enjoy The Cotswold Range and Cotswold Falconry Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: The Roman Baths (in Bath), The Old Mill Museum (in Lower Slaughter) and Severn Bore (in Gloucester). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, and laugh and play at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Grasmere to Cheltenham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

London

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

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

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.