21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Dornoch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Hampstead. Get in touch with nature at The Big Cat Sanctuary and The Hawking Centre. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and take a stroll through Westminster.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London sightseeing planning website .

Shanghai, China to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to London is minus 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Shanghai in June: high temperatures in London hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary
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The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Chastleton House and Garden, then stop by Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sezincote House & Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get your game on at Cotswold Archery, admire the natural beauty at Bourton House Garden, then shop like a local with Fosse Gallery, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh journey planner.

Traveling by train from London to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Holy Trinity Church, Fosse Gallery, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Fosse Gallery ©
Fosse Gallery
Bourton House Garden ©
Bourton House Garden

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and The Rheged Centrefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Predator Experience and Aira Force. Step out of Penrith to go to Windermere and see Lake Windermere, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey, sample the tasty concoctions at Appleby Brewery, and play a few rounds at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Penrith online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Penrith takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Penrith sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Lake Windermere, Predator Experience
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre ©
Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre

2
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. For shopping fun, head to Perfume Studio or RhueArt. Get in touch with nature at Achmelvich Beach and Corrieshalloch Gorge. When in Gairloch, make a side trip to see Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve in Ullapool, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Gairloch trip planner.

Drive from Penrith to Gairloch in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Penrith in June, with highs in Gairloch at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dornoch.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Ullapool, Achmelvich Beach, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree

3
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Gallery48. Escape the urban bustle at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Embo Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Dornoch side-trips: Falls of Shin (in Lairg), St Regulus (in Cromarty) and Brora Beach (in Brora). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Seaweed n Stuff, kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, revel in the low prices at Anta Scotland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dornoch journey planner.

Drive from Gairloch to Dornoch in 2 hours. In June in Dornoch, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Dornoch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cromarty, Brora Beach, Anta Scotland, Embo Beach, Falls of Shin
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Falls of Shin ©
Falls of Shin

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus, then admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, then look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and finally take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church.

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You can drive from Dornoch to Drumnadrochit in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rogie Falls, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Aigas Field Centre, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, Invermoriston Falls
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and BobCat Alpacas. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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