18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
St. Brelade, Jersey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

2
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 Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read London planner .

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Brelade.

Things to do in London

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

3
nights
St. Brelade, Jersey

St. Brelade ©
If you're looking for places to see in St.
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) and Mont Orgueil Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Elizabeth Castle and La Hougue Bie. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Jersey Zoo, view the masterpieces at Jane James Handmade Ceramics, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, and stroll through Beauport Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read St. Brelade trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from London to St. Brelade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in St. Brelade

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helier, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey Zoo, La Hougue Bie, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
Highlights from your plan
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, then delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Brough Of Birsay. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, explore the ancient world of Tomb of the Eagles, then join in the after-dark buzz at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, then contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall online day trip planner .

You can fly from St. Brelade to Kirkwall in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Brelade in July: high temperatures in Kirkwall hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Stromness, Tomb of the Eagles, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Brough Of Birsay, Broch of Gurness
Highlights from your plan
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to River Ness and Aigas Field Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Highland Folk Museum and Nigg Old Church. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fort George, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Highland Folk Museum, Rosemarkie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
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. On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally take a memorable drive along Morar Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort William online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Visit Beadnell Bay Beach and Low Newton by the Sea Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lindisfarne Priory and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, and admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Alnwick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Alnwick sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Lindisfarne Priory, Beadnell Bay Beach, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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