15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Glencoe Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Windermere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Glencoe Village

Glencoe Village ©
On the 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glencoe Village tour planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Glencoe Village is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Glencoe Village. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in July; daily highs in Glencoe Village reach 66°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Glen Coe
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 28th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve. On your second day here, get your game on at Wildwoodz and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Glencoe Village to Inverness in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Wildwoodz
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sandwood Bay Beach and Sango Bay. Go for a jaunt from Durness to Handa Island to see Handa Island Wildlife Reserve about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, get a taste of the local shopping with Balnakeil Craft Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Durness online journey planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandwood Bay Beach, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

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

Drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Nature Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, get your game on at Treetop Trek, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Newby Bridge Weir, then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Windermere online route planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newby Bridge Weir, Predator Experience Ltd, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn
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Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. James's Park. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the London holiday app .

You can take a train from Windermere to London in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in London are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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