15 days in England, Northern Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in England, Northern Ireland & Scotland Itinerary

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Start: Polokwane
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Polokwane

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and National Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Patriarchal Orthodox cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary builder.

Polokwane, South Africa to London is an approximately 20- hour flight. Traveling from Polokwane to London, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Polokwane in January; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, look for all kinds of wild species at Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust, then steep yourself in history at Struell Wells, and finally visit a coastal fixture at St. John's Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Killard National Nature Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Belfast travel route website.

Traveling by flight from London to Belfast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Belfast are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Struell Wells, Killard National Nature Reserve, Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust, St. John's Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Seamus Heaney HomePlace ©
Seamus Heaney HomePlace

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church and look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Belfast to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Belfast in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Inverness. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, RSPB - Insh Marshes, Aigas Field Centre, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Creag Meagaidh
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Strathblane Falconry in Strathblane, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's and St George's Church, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Strathblane Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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