10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
3
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
4
Drumnadrochit
— 1 day
Drive
5
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 1 night
Drive
7
Plockton
— 1 day
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
9
Glencoe
Drive
10
Trossachs
— 1 night
Drive
11
Callander
Drive
12
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive
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Carlisle
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally don't miss a visit to Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday site.

Portsmouth to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portsmouth in July: highs in Edinburgh hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Pitlochry

— 1 night
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and then make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pitlochry trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Pitlochry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Drumnadrochit

— 1 day
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and finally admire the striking features of Fort Augustus War Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit tour builder tool.

Drumnadrochit is just a stone's throw from Inverness. In July, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
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 15th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery and then explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip website.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Isle of Skye in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Drumnadrochit in July, you will find days in Isle of Skye are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Kyle of Lochalsh

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Morar Cross and then stop by Favourite Things.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Plockton.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Plockton

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, then don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, and then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Plockton driving holiday planner.

Plockton is just a stone's throw from Kyle of Lochalsh. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Plockton

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fort William

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Plockton to Fort William in 2 hours. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glencoe.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glencoe trip builder website.

Glencoe is just a stone's throw from Fort William. July in Glencoe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Trossachs.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trossachs

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trossachs online holiday builder.

You can drive from Glencoe to Trossachs in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will leave for Callander on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Trossachs

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Callander

Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Samson's Putting Stone, then trek along Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, and then stop by Spirit of Callander.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Callander trip planner.

Callander is very close to Trossachs. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Callander

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Stirling

— 1 night
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Argaty Red Kites.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stirling holiday planner.

Stirling is just a stone's throw from Callander. In July, daytime highs in Stirling are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carlisle.

Things to do in Stirling

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Carlisle

— 1 night
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Warwick Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Carlisle trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Stirling to Carlisle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carlisle when traveling from Stirling in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.