12 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

12 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

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12 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Stirling
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
North Kessock
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Edinburgh
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Newark

3
nights
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. You've added Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel, The Real Mary King's Close, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Stirling Castle and Doune Castle are in your itinerary. It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stirling tour app .

Newark, USA to Stirling is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Stirling due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in April: high temperatures in Stirling hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, Ibrox Stadium, Rosslyn Chapel, Linlithgow Palace
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye as well as The Old Man of Storr. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then admire the natural beauty at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip planner .

Getting from Stirling to Isle of Skye by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to North Kessock.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

2
nights
North Kessock

North Kessock ©
North Kessock is a village on the Black Isle north of Inverness.DescriptionNorth Kessock is the first village encountered over the Kessock Bridge. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fort George, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Urquhart Castle, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: get answers to all your questions at Culloden Battlefield.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our North Kessock trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isle of Skye to North Kessock. In April, daytime highs in North Kessock are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in North Kessock

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
You Fish Scotland ©
You Fish Scotland
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

few
hours
Edinburgh

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip tool .

You can drive from North Kessock to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes British Museum, The Jack the Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision, Hampton Court Palace, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Borough Market and then admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace, explore the world behind art at British Museum, and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Jack the Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read London online road trip planner .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
Highlights from your plan
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace

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