25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Fort William, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  5​h 45​min
5
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Plymouth
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4​h
8
St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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. Explore hidden gems such as Castle Stalker and Glencoe Lochan. Take a break from the city and head to The Dragons Tooth Golf Course and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, appreciate the views at Glencoe, and take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fort William sightseeing planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Fort William is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Fort William. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Eilean Donan Castle, Castle Stalker, Castle Tioram
Highlights from your plan
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker
Saint Andrew's Church ©
Saint Andrew's Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Loch Coruisk and Trumpan Church. Get some historical perspective at Dun Beag Broch and St. Columba's Isle. There's much more to do: get outside with Skye Adventure, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, and stroll through Neist Point.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip planner .

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Clava Cairns and Ruthven Barracks. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fort George, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness online day trip 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 July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Newtonmore, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Ruthven Barracks ©
Ruthven Barracks
River Rafting & Tubing
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns

3
nights
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Step off the beaten path and head to Broch of Gurness and Standing Stones of Stenness. Step out of the city life by going to Brough Of Birsay and Fernvalley Wildlife Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kirkwall side-trips: Skara Brae (in Stromness) and Tomb of the Eagles (in South Ronaldsay). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, examine the collection at Orkney Wireless Museum, and steep yourself in history at Bishop & Earls Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall tour itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Kirkwall sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Evie, Stenness, Tomb of the Eagles, Fernvalley Wildlife Centre
Highlights from your plan
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Explore hidden gems such as Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre and The Parish Church of Saint Peter. Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh and Bamburgh Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Alnwick with a short trip to Lindisfarne Priory in Holy Island, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip builder site .

Getting from Kirkwall to Alnwick by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Lindisfarne Priory, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Stack Lighthouse and Beaumaris Castle. Visiting South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve and Zipline will get you outdoors. Take a break from Caernarfon with a short trip to Harlech Castle in Harlech, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, and take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Caernarfon tour planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Caernarfon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holyhead, Beaumaris Castle, Harlech Castle, Snowdon, National Slate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

1
night
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through South West Coastal Footpath, see the interesting displays at Moretonhampstead Motor Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Okehampton Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plymouth Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at The Courtroom Experience, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bodmin Moor, and finally make a trip to Hurlers Stone Circles.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Plymouth trip maker app .

Drive from Caernarfon to Plymouth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bodmin, Okehampton Castle, The Hurlers (3 stone circles), Moretonhampstead Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum ©
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum
Bodmin Moor ©
Bodmin Moor
Plymouth Synagogue ©
Plymouth Synagogue

2
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
La Hougue Bie and 16 New Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Parish Church of St. Brelade and Hamptonne Country Life Museum for their historical value.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Helier online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Plymouth to St. Helier by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in St. Helier, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Ouen, St. Brelade, La Hougue Bie, Hamptonne Country Life Museum
Highlights from your plan
Greve de Lecq ©
Greve de Lecq
La Hougue Bie ©
La Hougue Bie
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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