20 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

20 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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20 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portsoy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Glasgow
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
8
London
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Paris

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Changing of the Guard, Borough Market and The Shard. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to London due to the time zone difference. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday site .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Portsoy.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Portsoy

Portsoy ©
Portsoy is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.The original name may come from Port Saoithe, meaning "saithe harbour".Portsoy is located on the Moray Firth Coast of North East Scotland, 50 miles North West of Aberdeen & 65 miles East of Inverness. On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at The Salmon Bothy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenglassaugh Distillery Co., sample the fine beverages at The GlenDronach Distillery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Portsoy Pottery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portsoy trip maker .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Portsoy in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Portsoy can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off toInverness.

Things to do in Portsoy

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The GlenDronach Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The GlenDronach Distillery ©
The GlenDronach Distillery
Glenglassaugh Distillery Co. ©
Glenglassaugh Distillery Co.
The Salmon Bothy ©
The Salmon Bothy

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner .

Drive from Portsoy to Inverness in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge, then admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and finally relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye travel route planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In September, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

1
night
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 27th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William visit planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): walk around Kelvingrove Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle.

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You can drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

1
night
London

London ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Changing of the Guard as well as Borough Market. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Changing of the Guard.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Glasgow to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Shopping Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Borough Market ©
Borough Market
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park

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