23 days in United Kingdom & Gibraltar Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom & Gibraltar Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Glencoe Village, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
8
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
9
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Manchester, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
End: Gibraltar, Gibraltar


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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do your shopping at Castle Gallery and Inspirations. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to RSPB - Insh Marshes (in Kingussie) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, and stroll the grounds of Wardlaw Mausoleum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online trip itinerary planner .

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Inverness is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gibraltar in August: highs in Inverness hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, RSPB - Insh Marshes, Glen Strathfarrar, Culloden Battlefield, Rosemarkie Beach
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach

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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Get some historical perspective at Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Augustus Golf Club and The Falls of Foyers. Explore Fort Augustus' surroundings by going to Farigaig Forest (in Inverfarigaig), St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit) and Hillside Path (in Foyers). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain, look for gifts at The Clansman Centre, and make a trip to Bridge of Oich.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Fort Augustus trip planner .

Getting from Inverness to Fort Augustus by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Foyers, Drumnadrochit, Farigaig Forest, Bridge of Oich, Eilean Donan Castle
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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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. Get some cultural insight at West Highland Museum and Glenfinnan Viaduct. We've included these beaches for you: Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Fort William takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Camusdarach Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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Ballachulish, United Kingdom

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Devil's Staircase, then play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, and then make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ballachulish trip planning website .

Ballachulish is very close to Fort William. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Devil's Staircase ©
Devil's Staircase
Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Buachaille Etive Mor

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Glencoe Village, United Kingdom

Glencoe Village ©
On the 15th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then hike along Lost Valley Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters, pause for some photo ops at The Glencoe Massacre Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Glencoe Lochan, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Glencoe Village online visit planner .

Glencoe Village is very close to Ballachulish. August in Glencoe Village sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Glencoe
Highlights from your plan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

2
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Stornoway, United Kingdom

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Lews Castle, then explore the ancient world of Calanais Standing Stones, then contemplate the long history of Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Uig Sands, take in the exciting artwork at Morven Gallery, and then enjoy the sea views from Butt of Lewis Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stornoway road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glencoe Village to Stornoway. August in Stornoway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
Highlights from your plan
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle
Uig Sands ©
Uig Sands
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

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 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr and then step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Stornoway to Isle of Skye takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, shop like a local with Pier Arts Centre, then contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, identify plant and animal life at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, then sample the tasty concoctions at Orkney Brewery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stromness trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Stromness in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Stromness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stenness, Brough Of Birsay, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, get engrossed in the history at The Orkney Museum, then steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, and finally sample the fine beverages at Highland Park Distillery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkwall day trip planner.

Kirkwall is just a stone's throw from Stromness. In August, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Broch of Gurness
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The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Broch of Gurness ©
Broch of Gurness

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Kirkwall to Manchester by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Kirkwall, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Manchester, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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hours
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Gibraltar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Gibraltar hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Gibraltar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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