23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Alnwick
— 2 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Ullapool
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lindisfarne Priory and Barter Books. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cragside House and Gardens and Alnwick Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island) and R Carter & Sons (in Bamburgh). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alnwick day trip planning tool .

Chennai, India to Alnwick is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Chennai to Alnwick due to the time zone difference. In September, Alnwick is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Holy Island, Bamburgh, Durham Cathedral, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Magnus Cathedral and Maeshowe. For shopping fun, head to The Quernstone Knitwear Shop or Fursbreck Pottery. Explore Stromness' surroundings by going to Holburn Head Lighthouse (in Scrabster) and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness, step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, and contemplate the long history of Ring of Brodgar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stromness online tour builder .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Alnwick to Stromness in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September in Stromness, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Birsay, Stenness, Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

2
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 29th (Sat), stop by The Captain's Cabin, look for gifts at Made in Ullapool, then take in the exciting artwork at RhueArt, and finally play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ullapool Market, then look for gifts at Treasure Chest, then look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool online route builder .

Traveling by car from Stromness to Ullapool takes 5.5 hours. September in Ullapool sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Ullapool

Golf Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Treasure Chest, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ullapool Golf Club ©
Ullapool Golf Club
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Made in Ullapool ©
Made in Ullapool

2
nights
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at The Hebridean Tea Store, look for gifts at The Good Food Boutique, delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones, then look for gifts at Hebridean Soap Company, then stop by Harris Tweed Isle of Harris, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Norse Mill and Kiln, then delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, and then kick back and relax at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isle of Lewis travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ullapool to Isle of Lewis. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Isle of Harris
Highlights from your plan
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery ©
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)

3
nights
Isle of Skye

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge. For shopping fun, head to Skyelark or Skyeworks Gallery. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Dunscaith Castle and look for gifts at Love from Skye.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Skyelark ©
Skyelark

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Fort George and Picaresque Books. Head to The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach and Spindrift of Tomintoulfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nigg Old Church (in Nigg), The Carnegie Whisky Cellars (in Dornoch) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, stop by The Whisky Castle, and explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Tomintoul, Glen Strathfarrar, Urquhart Castle, Nigg Old Church, The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach
Highlights from your plan
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Fort George
Fort George
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and North Laine. Do your shopping at Gustamps and Covent Garden. Step out of London to go to Brighton and see The Lanes, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, savor the flavors at Street Food Union - Rupert Street SOHO, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inverness in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in London. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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