17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive
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Foyers
— 1 night
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Take a break from the city and head to Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Strathblane Falconry. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Stirling (The Old Town Jail & Mar's Wark). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip app.

Birmingham to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Birmingham in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glasgow: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Grassmarket. Get a sense of the local culture at Dean Village and Traquair House & Brewery. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: St Mary's Chapel (in Grandtully), Halliwell's House Museum (in Selkirk) and Pitlochry (Edradour Distillery & Blair Athol Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Craigmillar Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, admire the landmark architecture of Abbotsford House, and contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Duntulm Castle. Visiting The Quiraing and Portree Harbour will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, and make a trip to The Lump.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get great views at Suidhe Viewpoint, contemplate the long history of Bridge of Oich, contemplate the long history of Well of the Seven Heads, then delve into the distant past at Invergarry Castle, then take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, and finally look for gifts at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus travel route builder app.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort Augustus by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Foyers.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

1
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Foyers

On the 23rd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Farigaig Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and then admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Foyers trip builder.

Foyers is very close to Fort Augustus. August in Foyers sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

1
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Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. On the 24th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Kilmorack Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit driving holiday site.

You can drive from Foyers to Drumnadrochit in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Culloden Battlefield and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Discover out-of-the-way places like River Ness and Loch an Eilein. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Loch Morlich (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, steep yourself in history at Fort George, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cavell Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inverness trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Inverness is very close to Drumnadrochit. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.