13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salisbury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whippingham, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Drive

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Fort William

— 1 night
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 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and finally make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then step into the grandiose world of Old Inverlochy Castle, and then examine the collection at West Highland Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort William online travel planner.

London to Fort William is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Scott Monument, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and then stroll around Holyrood Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Keswick

— 2 nights
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Wast Water, then don't miss a visit to Allan Bank, and then make a trip to Rydal Water. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ullswater and then steep yourself in history at Wordsworth House and Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keswick travel planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Keswick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Keswick, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

York

— 1 night

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): test your team's savvy at GR8escape York, admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, and then contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the York sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Keswick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in York, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Llandudno

— 2 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 10th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), then admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, then make a trip to Electric Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls. On your second day here, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Great Orme Copper Mine and then steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Llandudno day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from York to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Llandudno sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Salisbury

— 2 nights
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a memorable tour with The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line, sample the fine beverages at Bombay Sapphire Distillery, then contemplate the long history of The Great Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Mompesson House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Christchurch Priory Church and then enjoy some diversion at New Forest Wildlife Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Salisbury tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Salisbury takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Salisbury can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Whippingham.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Whippingham, Isle of Wight

— 2 nights
Whippingham is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. On the 14th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at Wight Karting, then stop by Oasis, then examine the collection at Bembridge Lifeboat Station, and finally explore the world behind art at Brading Roman Villa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Arreton Barns, steep yourself in history at The Needles Battery, and then get outside with Tennyson Down.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Whippingham vacation planning app.

You can drive from Salisbury to Whippingham in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whippingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.