43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Forth Road Bridge and Holyrood Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and Pittencrieff Park (in Dunfermline). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Distillery Tours and Greig Street Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Braemar (Braemar Castle, The Braemar Gathering, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort George, get your bearings at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, admire the natural beauty at Cavell Gardens, and examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Inverness planning app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 5 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 discover tucked-away gems like Glencoe National Nature Reserve and Camusdarach Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Arisaig (Maelrubha's Chapel & Land Sea and Islands Centre) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, hike along Lost Valley Trail, take a memorable excursion with Cruise Loch Linnhe, and snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 4 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alpacaly Ever After and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. Take a break from Cockermouth with a short trip to Ennerdale Water in Ennerdale Bridge, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James’ Church, stroll around Crow Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Jennings Brewery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cockermouth trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Cockermouth by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Orrest Head. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, see the interesting displays at Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Windermere vacation maker website.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.
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York — 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Explore hidden gems such as York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery (in Hunmanby), Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend) and 199 Steps (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York online trip maker.

You can drive from Windermere to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh — 4 nights

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidcote Manor Garden and Batsford Arboretum. Take a break from Moreton-in-Marsh with a short trip to Tanks-Alot in Helmdon, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Sezincote House & Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church, and get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh route planner.

Traveling by car from York to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Moreton-in-Marsh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bath Abbey and Castletown D-Day Centre. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne) and Stuart Wiltshire Glass (in Weymouth). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, make a trip to Great Pulteney Street, explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Bath Street.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bath trip planning website.

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.
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London — 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Houses of Parliament. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa (in Brighton) and Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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