30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
London
— 4 nights
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fort William
— 4 nights
7
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul

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.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tate Modern will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London travel site .

Istanbul, Turkey to London is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to London is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
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. Bring the kids along to Head 4 Heights Ltd and Cheltenham Science Group Science Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheltenham: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, get outside with Tiger Airways, hike along Cotswold Way, and explore the striking landscape of Monastery garden prinknash.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip planner .

Traveling by car from London to Cheltenham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cotswold Archery, Cotswold Way, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Monastery garden prinknash
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to Buttermere (in Buttermere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, admire the sheer force of Aira Force, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grasmere trip planning tool .

Getting from Cheltenham to Grasmere by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Buttermere Lake
Find places to stay May 12 — 16:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Sandwood Bay Beach and Durness Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Oldshoremore Beach) and Loch Assynt (in Lairg). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scourie Bay, explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Durness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Achmelvich Beach, Loch Assynt
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Family-friendly places like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Aviemore Kart Raceway will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Aviemore (River Rafting & Tubing, Loch Morlich, & more) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Wildwoodz, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness itinerary maker .

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Munlochy, Culloden Battlefield, Aigas Field Centre
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich

4
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. Bring the kids along to Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Glencoe, take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and hike along Lost Valley Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William vacation maker website .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Devil's Staircase, Morar Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Inchree Waterfalls
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and The Realm VR. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days

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