13 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

13 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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13 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h
1
London
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Glasgow
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Fort William
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get interesting insight from Ruislip Lido Railway, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Hever Castle & Gardens, then let the kids burn off some steam at Chartwell, and finally indulge your taste buds at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from New Delhi to London, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in London reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Chartwell, Hever Castle & Gardens, Ruislip Lido Railway
Highlights from your plan
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 19th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, then stroll through Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, and then trek along West Highland Way.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner .

Fly from London to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, Stirling Castle, West Highland Way
Highlights from your plan
West Highland Way ©
West Highland Way
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, then explore the historical opulence of Linlithgow Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, and finally get great views at Calton Hill.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Linlithgow Palace, Falkirk Wheel, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 22nd (Mon), hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, step into the grandiose world of Braemar Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Linn O' Dee. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, then stroll through City Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Balmedie Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aberdeen trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Braemar, Cairngorm Mountain, Dunnottar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Balmedie Beach ©
Balmedie Beach

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 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Shin, take in breathtaking views at Corrieshalloch Gorge, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner .

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Corrieshalloch Gorge, Rosemarkie Beach, Falls of Shin
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye road trip site .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Camusdarach Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

2
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle and then steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William vacation planning site .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Coe, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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