11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Drive
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Penrith
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
7
Falkirk
— 1 night
Drive
8
Gretna Green
— 1 night
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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Penrith online journey planner.

Lydney to Penrith is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Edinburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies & The Helix and Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel and then appreciate the history behind The Kelpies & The Helix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): hit the sights you want to with Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh journey maker website.

Drive from Penrith to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Tours

Side Trip

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch Morlich as well as Blair Athol Distillery. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, stroll through Loch Morlich, and then stop by Highland House of Fraser.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Inverness

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenmorangie Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Fort Augustus trip planning site.

Getting from Inverness to Fort Augustus by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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.
You've added Isle of Skye Emporium & Whisky Shop, Skye Silver, Skye Weavers, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): experience rural life at The Oyster Shed, look for gifts at Cath Waters Scottish Landscape Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Skye Blue Gallery, explore the galleries of Uig Pottery, then explore the galleries of Trotternish Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Skyelark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Skye Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour, then look for gifts at Isle of Skye Candle Company, and finally look for gifts at Love from Skye.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip builder.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Isle of Skye in 2 hours. In January in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William day trip planning website.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Falkirk.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Falkirk

Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): meet the residents at World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, then contemplate the long history of Linlithgow Palace, and then appreciate the history behind The Kelpies & The Helix.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Falkirk road trip website.

Drive from Fort William to Falkirk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Gretna Green.

Things to do in Falkirk

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Hands Across the Border Cairn, sample the fine beverages at Annandale Distillery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gretna Green vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Falkirk to Gretna Green takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gretna Green

Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.