22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dornoch
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Kelowna

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do your shopping at The Scottish National Gallery and The Red Door Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip tool .

Kelowna, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kelowna to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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. West Highland Museum and Glenfinnan railway museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks for their historical value. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Church & Glenfinnan Viaduct) and The Commando Museum (in Spean Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, stroll the grounds of Camas nan Geall, take an in-depth tour of Lochaber Archive Centre, and examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Eilean Donan Castle, Camas nan Geall, The Commando Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Picaresque Books and Castle Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Scottish Flair Art Gallery and Highland Archive Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly), Ferintosh Community Market (in Culbokie) and Drumnadrochit (St Ninians Church & Corrimony Chambered Cairn). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fort George, don't miss a visit to Inverness Castle Viewpoint, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning site .

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Strathfarrar, Ferintosh Community Market, Picaresque Books
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn

2
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Tarbat Discovery Centre. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at East Church, examine the collection at Cromarty Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery48, and finally stop by Seaweed n Stuff.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dornoch holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Dornoch takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Dornoch

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cromarty, Portmahomack, Seaweed n Stuff, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Nigg Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Let the collections at Old Courthouse Gallery and Castlegate House Gallery capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Townend are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Orton (Kennedys Fine Chocolates & Orton Farmers' Market), Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church, explore the world behind art at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and shop like a local with Heaton Cooper Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip maker website .

Drive from Dornoch to Ambleside in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orton, Troutbeck, Thornthwaite Galleries, Lakeland Motor Museum, Heaton Cooper Studio
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Townend ©
Townend
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Popular historic sites such as Sudeley Castle and Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Showborough House Sculpture Garden or Alain Rouveure Galleries. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Mechanical Music Museum (in Northleach), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster, admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, and appreciate the history behind Hailes Abbey.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Gloucester tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Ambleside to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Gloucester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Sudeley Castle, Corinium Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium 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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Let the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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