11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grasmere
— 1 night
train:  4​h 45​min
4
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Calgary

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, shop like a local with Scottish Flair Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, then examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally stop by Highland House of Fraser.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online trip builder .

Calgary, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Calgary to Inverness, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in December, you will find days in Inverness are a bit warmer (9°C), and nights are much hotter (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield
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Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Urbane Art Gallery and The Velvet Easel Gallery. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Dovecot Studios. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the wide array of goods at Jenners, get a taste of the local shopping with Talbot Rice Gallery, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

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

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Oswald's Church, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, then examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grasmere vacation website .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Grasmere

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Keswick, Castle Crag
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Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place

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.
Head to Harrods and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary artfor some retail therapy. Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Grasmere to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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