28 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

28 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

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28 days in Scotland & London Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Andrews
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stonehaven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Elgin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Arrochar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Ayr
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Jedburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 21st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally don't miss a visit to Scott Monument.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online tour itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Edinburgh are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Scottish National Gallery ©
Scottish National Gallery

2
nights
St. Andrews

St. Andrews ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Andrews Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Desperate Dan Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, and finally tee off at St Andrews Links. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Hamish McHamish Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Scone Palace, then learn about winemaking at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and finally sample the fine beverages at Eden Mill.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Andrews route planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to St. Andrews takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stonehaven.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Dundee, Scone Palace, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point

1
night
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Stonehaven Beach, see the interesting displays at Tolbooth Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, and finally look for gifts at Aunty Bettys.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stonehaven holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Stonehaven takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Stonehaven, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Elgin.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Stonehaven Beach ©
Stonehaven Beach
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Tolbooth Museum ©
Tolbooth Museum

1
night
Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. On the 26th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Elgin Cathedral, examine the collection at Elgin Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Duffus Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Moray Distillery, and finally make a trip to Pluscarden Abbey.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Elgin day trip planning app .

You can drive from Stonehaven to Elgin in 2 hours. In October in Elgin, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Elgin

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Elgin Cathedral ©
Elgin Cathedral
Elgin Museum ©
Elgin Museum
Pluscarden Abbey ©
Pluscarden Abbey

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of Inverness to go to Aviemore and see Cairngorm Mountain, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner .

You can drive from Elgin to Inverness in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain, Loch Ness
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wardlaw Mausoleum ©
Wardlaw Mausoleum

1
night
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Take the guesswork out of planning a Fort Augustus vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort Augustus in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Fort William on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
nights
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 Fort William with an excursion to Glenfinnan Viaduct in Glenfinnan--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture.

Discover how to plan a Fort William trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Fort Augustus to Fort William in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arrochar.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Arrochar

Arrochar ©
Arrochar; is a village located near the head of Loch Long, on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scottish Highlands. On the 2nd (Sat), explore the galleries of Inveraray Jail, sample the tasty concoctions at Fyne Ales, and then explore the activities along Loch Katrine. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Puck's Glen and then take in nature's colorful creations at Benmore Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arrochar trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Arrochar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ayr.

Things to do in Arrochar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Benmore, Loch Katrine, Inveraray Jail, Fyne Ales
Highlights from your plan
Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen
Benmore Botanic Garden ©
Benmore Botanic Garden
Loch Katrine ©
Loch Katrine

2
nights
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Culzean Castle, examine the collection at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ayr online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arrochar to Ayr takes 2 hours. November in Ayr sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Ayr

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience
Highlights from your plan
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum ©
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Electric Brae ©
Electric Brae

1
night
Jedburgh

Jedburgh ©
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Abbotsford House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jedburgh trip planner .

You can drive from Ayr to Jedburgh in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Melrose
Highlights from your plan
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
Abbotsford House ©
Abbotsford House

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
See some other sides of Edinburgh: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel planning tool .

Drive from Jedburgh to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London online trip builder .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in London. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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