20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosslyn Chapel and St Giles' Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Edinburgh is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilean Donan Castle and Ben Nevis. Get in touch with nature at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Camusdarach Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Eilean Donan Castle, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Tioram, Camusdarach Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

1
night
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 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, then make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, then examine the collection at ShipSpace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Inverness to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tintagel Castle. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Mount and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Step out of Newquay with an excursion to Charlestown Shipwreck Centre in Charlestown--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, stroll through Perranporth Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newquay trip planner .

You can drive from Bath to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St Austell, St. Michael's Mount, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Perranporth Beach, Tintagel Castle
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, then learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and then examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Arundel Castle and Gardens and then admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

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Drive from Newquay to Portsmouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
Beaulieu National Motor Museum ©
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Go for a jaunt from London to Woodstock to see Blenheim Palace about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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