11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
London
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Bath
— 2 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Stalker.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort William online tour builder .

Washington DC, USA to Fort William is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Fort William is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Castle Stalker, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glen Coe
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Farigaig Forest, then admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Fort George, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rosemarkie, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Farigaig Forest, Invermoriston Falls
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, then steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, then step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kirkwall online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Inverness to Kirkwall by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stromness, Brough Of Birsay, Standing Stones of Stenness, Broch of Gurness, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Fly from Kirkwall to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Kirkwall in August, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 10th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain and then head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd.

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

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Longleat, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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