20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bath
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at East Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, then explore the activities along River Ness, then take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre, and finally appreciate the history behind Fyrish Monument.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Inverness is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Aigas Field Centre, Fyrish Monument, Nigg Old Church, East Church
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Highland Archive Centre ©
Highland Archive Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

3
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Roybridge (Tulloch Ringing Centre & Cille Choirill Church), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, and get your game on at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William journey maker .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Roybridge, Commando Monument, Glen Coe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
3 Wise Monkeys Climbing ©
3 Wise Monkeys Climbing

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip app .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Portinscale: Old Man of Coniston (in Coniston), Bowfell (in Seascale) and Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) (in Little Langdale).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portinscale trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Portinscale takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Bowfell, Buttermere Lake, Castle Crag, Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave)
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 13th (Thu), get outside with The Cotswold Range, then get outside with WMSki, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of American Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath visit planner .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Bath takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

WMSki, Chavenage House, The Cotswold Range
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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