26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Tain Museum (in Tain) and Aviemore (Loch Morlich & Cairngorm Brewery). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Wildwoodz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Kirk Yard, head outdoors with Bowhunter Archery, and get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Inverness is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Inverness due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in December, plan for colder days in Inverness, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort William

— 4 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: The Three Sisters (in Glencoe), Ice Factor (in Kinlochleven) and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, explore the historical opulence of Castle Tioram, don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre, and explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William online journey planner.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get great views at Calton Hill, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Hailes Church (in Winchcombe), Cheltenham (SimAir737, Spas, &more) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and delve into the distant past at Stonehenge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planning app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Gloucester side-trips: Berkeley (St. Mary's Church & Purton Ships Graveyard), Tetbury (Chavenage House & Hookshouse Pottery) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

London

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Gloucester to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.