21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at RhueArt and Picaresque Books. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Patchwork Paradise Vintage Tea Room & Gift Shop and Castle Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: An Talla Solais (in Ullapool), Loch Ness Gallery (in Drumnadrochit) and Kilmorack Gallery (in Beauly). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Regulus, shop like a local with Gallery48, and get some fabulous bargains at Anta Scotland.

Make your Inverness itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tokyo, Japan to Inverness is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Inverness is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, you will find days in Inverness are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tain, Cromarty, Ullapool, Kilmorack Gallery, Tore Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Picaresque Books ©
Picaresque Books
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Castle Gallery ©
Castle Gallery

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and The Velvet Easel Gallery. Head to Urbane Art Gallery and Dovecot Studiosfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get a taste of the local shopping with The Scottish National Gallery, browse the range of quality goods at Jenners, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Viridian Gallery and Courtyard Gallery. Shop till you drop at SpindleCraft and Castlegate House Gallery. Explore Portinscale's surroundings by going to Melville Tyson Ltd (in Broughton-in-Furness), St Michael's Church Barton (in Tirril) and Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton).

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Portinscale road trip website .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Portinscale in 3 hours. January in Portinscale sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Portinscale

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Penrith, Merz Barn, Castle Crag, Melville Tyson Ltd
Highlights from your plan
SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft
St John's in the Vale ©
St John's in the Vale
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get a sense of the local culture at Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Richard Hagen. For shopping fun, head to Alain Rouveure Galleries or Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Stow-on-the-Wold (Fosse Gallery & Peter Martin Gallery), Broadway (Priory Gallery & John Noott Galleries) and Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre (in Chipping Campden). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter & St Paul, take in the pleasant sights at Westonbirt House and Gardens, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shambles Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Portinscale to Cirencester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Showborough House Sculpture Garden, Church of St Peter & St Paul
Highlights from your plan
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries
Showborough House Sculpture Garden ©
Fosse Gallery ©
Fosse Gallery

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.
Head to Harrods and Migration Museum at The Workshopfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, and view the masterpieces at The Queen's Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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