16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort William
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

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 Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buckingham Palace and National Gallery. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London day trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect London to be colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Do your shopping at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Jupiter Artland. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip app .

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Head to Balnakeil Craft Village and The Culkein Storefor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Oldshoremore Beach and Durness Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach and stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durness vacation maker site .

Drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, The Jammery Culkein, Scourie Bay, Ardvreck Castle, Achmelvich Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Rosemarkie Beach and Embo Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Glen Affric National Nature Reserve and Loch Morlich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fort George and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip tool .

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, Embo Beach, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, then get outside with Morar Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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