14 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

14 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Birmingham
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): shop like a local with Chorlton Art Market Hub.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manchester trip planner .

London to Manchester is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Manchester hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Windermere.

Things to do in Manchester

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chorlton Art Market ©
Chorlton Art Market

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Mary Magdalene Church and Castle Crag. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Cartmel (Cartmel Cheeses & Unsworth’s Yard Brewery) and Hardknott Roman Fort (in Eskdale). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at Jennings Brewery, and snap pictures at Ashness Bridge.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planner .

You can take a train from Manchester to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands, Cockermouth, Quaker Tapestry, Hardknott Roman Fort
Highlights from your plan
Unsworth’s Yard Brewery ©
Unsworth’s Yard Brewery
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at St. Michael's Parish Church, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Burgh of Culross, contemplate the long history of Hopetoun House, then view the masterpieces at Jupiter Artland, and finally wander the streets of Castlehill. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum on the Mound, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, steep yourself in history at Gladstone's Land, then see the interesting displays at Writers' Museum, then see the interesting displays at People's Story, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Calton Burial Ground.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edinburgh attractions site .

Getting from Windermere to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Michael's Parish Church, The Royal Burgh of Culross
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Burgh of Culross ©
The Royal Burgh of Culross
Museum on the Mound ©
Museum on the Mound
Jupiter Artland ©
Jupiter Artland

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Signal Rock and An Torr and Fairy Forest. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Morar Beach and Nevis Range - Tree Adventure. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig) and Loch Shiel (in Glenfinnan). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Glenfinnan railway museum, don't miss a visit to Old Fort of Fort William, appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort William journey maker site .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Inchree Waterfalls, Morar Beach, Glencoe Folk Museum, Land Sea and Islands Centre
Highlights from your plan
Inchree Waterfalls ©
Inchree Waterfalls
Glenfinnan railway museum ©
Glenfinnan railway museum
Old Fort of Fort William ©
Old Fort of Fort William

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Piping, admire the masterpieces at Hunterian Art Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at The Clydeside Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Central Mosque. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Dalgarven Mill, then view the masterpieces at Artastic, then do a tasting at Vino Valentino, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip website .

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kilwinning
Highlights from your plan
Hunterian Art Gallery ©
Hunterian Art Gallery
The Clydeside Distillery ©
The Clydeside Distillery
Artastic ©
Artastic

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Liverpool Town Hall, see the interesting displays at Magical Beatles Museum, then take a stroll through Williamson Square, then stop by The Button Boutique, and finally wander the streets of Woolton Village.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip website .

Drive from Glasgow to Liverpool in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Woolton Village ©
Woolton Village
Magical Beatles Museum ©
Magical Beatles Museum
Williamson Square ©
Williamson Square

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Astley Book Farm, then steep yourself in history at Chasewater Railway, then get engrossed in the history at Selly Manor, and finally get your game on at Matrix Virtual Reality.

To find out how to plan a trip to Birmingham, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liverpool to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chasewater Railway, Astley Book Farm
Highlights from your plan
Selly Manor ©
Selly Manor
Chasewater Railway ©
Chasewater Railway
Astley Book Farm ©
Astley Book Farm

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