20 days in Scotland, England & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Scotland, England & Paris Itinerary

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Fly
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to Kirkwall
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Whitby
4
Whitby, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beauly Priory and Inverness Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dornoch Cathedral and Groam House Museum. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dallas Dhu Whisky Distillery (in Forres), Elgin (Elgin Museum & Moray Motor Museum) and Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Ness Islands.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel planner.

Montreal, Canada to Inverness is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect Inverness to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Groam House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Groam House Museum
4.7
Beauly Priory ©
Historic Site
Beauly Priory
4.4

2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Flora MacDonald's Grave, then step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with SkyeXplorer Boat Trips.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Trotternish Ridge ©
Geologic Formation
Trotternish Ridge
5.0
Duntulm Castle ©
Castle
Duntulm Castle
3.2
Uig Pottery ©
Art Gallery
Uig Pottery
4.2

2
nights
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Earl's Bu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orkneyinga Saga Centre, then have fun and explore at Corrigall Farm Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Click Mill. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, then examine the collection at Stromness Museum, and then stop by ArtWorks of the Earth.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stromness day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Stromness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Whitby.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Historic Walking Area
Orkneyinga Saga Centre
4.4
Earl's Bu ©
Ruin
Earl's Bu
3.8

1
night
Whitby, United Kingdom

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the views from Swing Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coastguard Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old St Stephen's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Hilda's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mulgrave Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Whitby trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Stromness to Whitby in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stromness in May: high temperatures in Whitby hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
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York, United Kingdom

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to The Rose Window, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, then contemplate the long history of The Hospitium, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of All Saints' Pavement. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street, then learn about all things military at The York Army Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brew York, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church Thirkgate.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read York road trip planner.

You can drive from Whitby to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like South Bank and Westminster Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highgate Cemetery and Primrose Hill. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Soho, contemplate the long history of London Museum of Water & Steam, make a trip to Royal Mews, and stroll around Isabella Plantation.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
South Bank ©
Must see
South Bank
4.6
Westminster Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Westminster Cathedral
4.6
Highgate Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery
4.6

3
nights
Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis and Cathedrale Saint Louis. Visit Hotel de Ville and Chateau de La Roche-Guyon for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiale Notre Dame (in Vernon) and Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny (in Giverny). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Philippe-Chatrier Court, see the interesting displays at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de St-Germain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis ©
Architectural Building
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
4.6
Hotel de Ville ©
Government Building
Hotel de Ville
4.4

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