26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
2
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
7
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Detroit

4
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.
You've added Northcote Road Antiques Market, The East India Company, Reinden Wood, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Houses of Parliament and North Laine. Step out of London to go to Berwick and see Drusillas Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary app .

Detroit, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Drusillas Park, Reinden Wood, North Laine, Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
The Historic Dockyard Chatham ©
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Barter Books. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Chain Bridge Honey Farm, then explore the world behind art at Paxton House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alnwick day trip tool .

You can take a train from London to Alnwick in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Alnwick, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Grace Darling Museum, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Barter Books ©
Barter Books

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Real Mary King's Close. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and Rosslyn Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Jardine Gallery and Workshop (in Perth), Glasgow (The Glasgow School of Art & House for an Art Lover) and Glamis Castle (in Glamis). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh journey builder site .

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow, Glamis Castle, Jardine Gallery and Workshop, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle

3
nights
Fort William

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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and then cruise along Silver Sands of Morar.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William online tour planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Morar Beach, Glencoe Mountain, Glencoe Lochan, Camusdarach Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Treasures of the Earth ©
Treasures of the Earth

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Isle of Skye Candle Company and Skye Adventure. Head to Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge and Skye Batiksfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Dunscaith Castle, stroll the grounds of St. Columba's Isle, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Coruisk, and take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye holiday builder .

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

4
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Get some historical perspective at Skara Brae and Hackness Martello Tower. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kirbuster Museum and Corrigall Farm Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mull Head Nature Reserve (in Deerness) and Dwarfie Stane (in Hoy). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, explore the historical opulence of Earl's Palace, look for gifts at ArtWorks of the Earth, and explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stromness day trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Stromness in 8 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Stromness sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Swanage.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Birsay, Orphir, Hoy, Corrigall Farm Museum, Mull Head Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Orkneyinga Saga Centre
Earl's Bu ©
Earl's Bu

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 11th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Lucy's Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stop by StoneWorks Gallery, look for gifts at Pursenalities, then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Swanage trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Stromness to Swanage in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Stromness, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Swanage, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Beaulieu National Motor Museum ©
Beaulieu National Motor Museum

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