22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  28​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ambleside
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online route maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in Edinburgh are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Balnakeil Craft Village and Mudness Ceramics. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Durness Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay and stroll through Balnakeil Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Durness, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Glen Strathfarrar and Clava Cairns will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Rosemarkie Beach. Step out of Inverness to go to Nigg and see Nigg Old Church, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Ferintosh Community Market, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, and examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inverness online day trip planner .

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cairngorms National Park, Rosemarkie Beach, Glen Strathfarrar, Clava Cairns, Ferintosh Community Market
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Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

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. Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Camusdarach Beach and Glencoe Lochan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, look for gifts at The Granite House, and explore the activities along Loch Shiel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Camusdarach Beach, Eilean Donan Castle, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Morar Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

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Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Predator Experience will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Loughrigg Fell and Orrest Head. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Townend, take in the exciting artwork at Heaton Cooper Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kendal Unitarian Chapel, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ambleside trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Ambleside in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Troutbeck, Lakeland Motor Museum, Orrest Head, Alpacaly Ever After, Heaton Cooper Studio
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell

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 Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and look for gifts at A&S Jewellery Mfg Ltd.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Ambleside to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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