29 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

29 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

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29 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Kansas City


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3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Explore hidden gems such as Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Grassmarket. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning website .

Kansas City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in June, with highs in Edinburgh at 63°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Blackness Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©

2
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. On the 12th (Sun), cruise along Morar Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ben Nevis Distillery, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally take a peaceful walk through Signal Rock and An Torr.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fort William tour site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Dun Beag Broch. Escape the urban bustle at Talisker Beach and Lealt Falls. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Skye Adventure, look for gifts at The Isle of Skye Soap Company, take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye travel route planning website .

Getting from Fort William to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Dun Beag Broch ©
Dun Beag Broch

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, look for gifts at Cheese Pantry@ Connage, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then steep yourself in history at Fort George, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Inverness Cathedral, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cragside House and Gardens and Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alnwick Garden and Norham Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alnwick: Smailholm Tower (in Kelso), Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed) and Jedburgh (Mary Queen of Scots House & Jedburgh Abbey). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chillingham Castle, get engrossed in the history at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, shop like a local with The Alnwick Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Branton Lakes Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Alnwick vacation planning website .

Getting from Inverness to Alnwick by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Alnwick are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Flodden, Smailholm Tower, Cragside House and Gardens, Norham Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Wallace Collection and National Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Alnwick in June, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Bath Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bath Abbey and Farleigh Hungerford Castle. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Sally Lunn's Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Bath at Work.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online visit planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

River Avon
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Holburne Museum ©
Holburne Museum

3
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Sandsfoot Gardens, and then delve into the distant past at Sandsfoot Castle. On your second day here, look for gifts at Gladstones Family Jewellers and then take a memorable drive along Jurassic Safari.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Weymouth sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bath to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Weymouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Jurassic Safari ©
Jurassic Safari
Sandsfoot Castle ©
Sandsfoot Castle

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carbis Bay Beach and Porthminster Beach. Get in touch with nature at Porthmeor Beach and St Ives Harbour Beach. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, examine the collection at St Ives Museum, kick back and relax at Gwithian Beach, and explore the world behind art at Tate Gallery St. Ives.

Before you visit St Ives, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Weymouth to St Ives in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in St Ives sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Gwithian Beach ©
Gwithian Beach

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