22 days in Ankara & United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in Ankara & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Ankara, Turkey
1
Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: Ankara, Turkey

1
night
Ankara, Turkey

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally contemplate the long history of Roman Wall. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara online trip planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Esenboğa International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Ankara are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites
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Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Visit Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Ankara to London takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Ankara in July, expect nights in London to be colder, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Get a sense of the local culture at Cawdor Castle and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Cairngorm Brewery). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inverness planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from London to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

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. Step out of the city life by going to Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Fort Augustus Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Iceberg Glass (in Fort Augustus), Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and Inveraray Jail (in Inveraray). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort William visit app.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Glen Coe, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray Jail
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Doune Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to National Wallace Monument and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Linlithgow Palace in Linlithgow (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Linlithgow Palace
Highlights from your plan
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace

3
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Discover out-of-the-way places like Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle. Beaumaris Castle and Plas Mawr will appeal to history buffs. Explore Caernarfon's surroundings by going to Conwy Town Walls (in Conwy) and South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, see the interesting displays at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), and admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Caernarfon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, Caernarfon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Beaumaris Castle, National Slate Museum, South Stack Lighthouse
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

3
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Watergate Bay, then admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden, and then explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, enjoy the sand and surf at Porth Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newquay day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Newquay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanhydrock House and Garden, Perranporth Beach, Tintagel Castle
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

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