49 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

49 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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49 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
2
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grasmere
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Caernarfon
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Cirencester
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Weymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Newquay
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Guangzhou

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Calton Hill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Princes Street Gardens and Cragside House and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip site .

Guangzhou, China to Edinburgh is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. In June, Edinburgh is much colder than Guangzhou - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and River Ness. Visiting RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore), Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy) and Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, and get all the information you need at Culloden Battlefield.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inverness travel planning tool .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Aigas Field Centre, Tollie Red Kites
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Portree Harbour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye online itinerary planner .

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
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Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

5
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Visiting Steall Waterfall and Highland Titles Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, and take a peaceful walk through Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William travel route app .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Eilean Donan Castle
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Glencoe ©
Glencoe
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

5
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catbells Lakeland Walk and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Visiting Derwentwater and Helvellyn will get you outdoors. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Buttermere (Scale Force & Buttermere) and Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks). There's still lots to do: stroll through Helm Crag, make a trip to Lake Grasmere, hike along Scafell Pike Mountain, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grasmere trip planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere, Coniston, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

5
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zip World Fforest and Snowdon. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Great Orme. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caernarfon: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Chwarel Hen Llanfair Slate Caverns (in Harlech) and Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Experience Wales, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cader Idris, and get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Caernarfon trip maker app .

Getting from Grasmere to Caernarfon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zipline, National Slate Museum, Cader Idris, Falconry Experience Wales, Great Orme
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

5
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Longleat. Get outdoors at Head 4 Heights Ltd and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, contemplate the long history of Chavenage House, make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cirencester road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Caernarfon to Cirencester in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Weymouth.

Things to do in Cirencester

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Malmesbury Market Cross, Longleat, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds
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Longleat ©
Longleat
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Birdland ©
Birdland

5
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and Hengistbury Head Beach. Get outdoors at Brownsea Island and Monkey World. Change things up with these side-trips from Weymouth: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, and make a trip to Weymouth Harbour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Weymouth itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Weymouth takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bournemouth, The Donkey Sanctuary, Corfe Castle, StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, Lulworth Cove
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Screech Owl Sanctuary and Woolacombe Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (in St Ives) and Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, and don't miss a visit to Plymouth Hoe.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Newquay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Newquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tintagel Castle, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Padstow Harbour, Plymouth Hoe, Perranporth Beach
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Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beachy Head and White Cliffs of Dover. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Tooting Common will get you outdoors. When in London, make a side trip to see The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Fly from Newquay to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

White Cliffs of Dover, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Beachy Head
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Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
White Cliffs of Dover ©
White Cliffs of Dover

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