42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27 h
1
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Alnwick
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Dundee, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Pitlochry, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fort William, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Inverness, Scotland
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
8
Bath
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Visit St Giles' Cathedral and Melrose Abbey for their historical value. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Doune Castle (in Doune), Stirling (National Wallace Monument & The Old Town Jail) and Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum & Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, take a stroll through Buchanan Street, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 29- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stirling, Glasgow, Jedburgh, Melrose Abbey
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Explore hidden gems such as Bamburgh Castle and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle. Paxton House and Grace Darling Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Woodhorn Museum (in Ashington) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Seahouses, Bamburgh, Woodhorn Museum, Paxton House, Lindisfarne Priory
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
nights
Dundee, Scotland

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Visit Dunnottar Castle and Glamis Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Discovery Point and Verdant Works. Venture out of the city with trips to St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews) and Scone Palace (in Perth). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at St Andrews Links.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dundee road trip planning website.

You can drive from Alnwick to Dundee in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dundee are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Scone Palace, Glamis Castle, Dunnottar Castle
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St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Verdant Works ©
Verdant Works

4
nights
Pitlochry, Scotland

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and Falls of Dochart. Escape the urban bustle at Faskally Wood and The Birks of Aberfeldy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pitlochry: Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore), The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The Black Watch Castle & Museum, stop by Queen's View Visitor Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral, and explore the galleries of The Watermill.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pitlochry day trip tool.

Drive from Dundee to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Aberfeldy, The Black Watch Castle & Museum, Falls of Dochart, Highland Folk Museum
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

4
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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. Take a break from the city and head to Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Inveraray Jail and Glenfinnan Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray), Fort Augustus (General Wade’s Military Roads, Fort Augustus Abbey, &more) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort William route app.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Inveraray, Glenfinnan, Glencoe, The Commando Museum
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Eilean Donan Castle and Neist Point. Get outdoors at The Quiraing and Portree Harbour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, and take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Glen.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Neist Point ©
Neist Point
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing

5
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn. Let the collections at Gairloch Museum and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) capture your imagination. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Gairloch (Victoria Falls & Shieldaig Falconry), RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online trip builder.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Isle of Skye in November since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Gairloch, Kingussie, Drumnadrochit, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Ferintosh Community Market
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Corfe Castle are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Tank Museum and Emma Rose Art Works. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, and learn about all things military at Fleet Air Arm Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Inverness to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Donkey Sanctuary, The Tank Museum, Stonehenge, Lulworth Cove, Malmesbury Market Cross
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like IWM Duxford and Beachy Head. Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Fitzwilliam Museum (in Cambridge) and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters (in Eastbourne). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read London online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eastbourne, Fitzwilliam Museum, IWM Duxford
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:
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Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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