16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Durness
— 1 night
Drive
4
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cockermouth
— 1 night
Drive
6
Windermere
— 2 nights
Train
7
London
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pirate Boats and Arthur's Seat. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, stroll through Calton Hill, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 6th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, then enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and then take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aviemore online itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Aviemore sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

1
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, then kick back and relax at Sango Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Durness sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Durness takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

1
night
Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then take an exotic tour of Glen Coe Photography Safari, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Durness to Glencoe by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

1
night
Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake.

Plan trip to Cockermouth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Glencoe to Cockermouth by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Glencoe in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cockermouth, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 11th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Windermere travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

4
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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder site.

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 July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.