35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Gibraltar
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Fort William
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kinlochbervie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Wick
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Golspie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Inverness
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
South Ronaldsay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Longhope, Hoy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Sumburgh, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
11
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Gibraltar

6
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Morar Beach (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William holiday planning tool .

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Fort William is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oban, Ballachulish Slate Quarry, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Commando Monument, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

2
nights
Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Glomach, then explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, and finally snap pictures at Skye Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Skye Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Carron Pottery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Alligin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beinn Alligin, Carron Pottery, Skye Bridge, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Falls of Glomach ©
Falls of Glomach
Skye Bridge ©
Skye Bridge

2
nights
Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandwood Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Polin Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Dornaigil Broch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach and then head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kinlochbervie journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Kinlochbervie takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dun Dornaigil Broch, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Wick

Wick ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wick: Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Dunnet Head Lighthouse (in Dunnet) and Thurso (Dunnet Head & Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wick trip itinerary website .

Drive from Kinlochbervie to Wick in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Golspie.

Things to do in Wick

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Thurso, Dunnet, John O'Groats, Melvich Beach, Dunnet Bay
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©

2
nights
Golspie

Golspie ©
Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie . Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then sample the fine beverages at Glenmorangie Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Shin, and then tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Golspie online travel route builder .

Getting from Wick to Golspie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Golspie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Golspie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Glenmorangie Distillery, Falls of Shin
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club

6
nights
Inverness

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: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the activities along River Ness, stroll through Loch Ness, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner .

Drive from Golspie to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Ronaldsay.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Aigas Field Centre, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
South Ronaldsay

South Ronaldsay ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, contemplate the waterfront views at Scapa Flow, then see the interesting displays at The Smiddy Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Orcadian Wildlife.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Ronaldsay trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inverness to South Ronaldsay. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stromness.

Things to do in South Ronaldsay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Scapa Flow, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Scapa Flow ©
Scapa Flow
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
The Smiddy Museum ©
The Smiddy Museum

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Maeshowe, contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then admire the striking features of Skaill House, and finally don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and finally don't miss a visit to Ness Battery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stromness trip maker app .

Getting from South Ronaldsay to Stromness by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Longhope.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stenness, Brough Of Birsay, Broch of Gurness
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ness of Brodgar ©
Ness of Brodgar
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

2
nights
Longhope, Hoy

Longhope ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Dwarfie Stane, then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Hoy, then head off the coast to Hoy, and finally get all the information you need at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Longhope road trip website .

Traveling by car from Stromness to Longhope takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Longhope can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sumburgh.

Things to do in Longhope

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoy
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Hoy ©
The Old Man of Hoy
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum ©
Hoy ©
Hoy

2
nights
Sumburgh, Mainland

Sumburgh ©
On the next day, delve into the distant past at Mousa Iron Age Broch, then head off the coast to St Ninian's Isle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, and finally delve into the distant past at Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sumburgh route tool .

Explore your travel options from Longhope to Sumburgh with the Route module. In September in Sumburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Sumburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

St Ninian's Isle, Mousa Iron Age Broch
Highlights from your plan
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse ©
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse
St Ninian's Isle ©
St Ninian's Isle

2
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.
Isle of Skye is known for nature, parks, breweries & distilleries, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, make a trip to Neist Point, take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye tour builder website .

Explore your travel options from Sumburgh to Isle of Skye with the Route module. In September in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
On the 15th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Inverness Botanic Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, then snap pictures at The Old Packhorse Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point, see the interesting displays at ShipSpace, then examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally kick back and relax at Nairn Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn Beach, Wildwoodz, Chanonry Point
Highlights from your plan
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein
Inverness Botanic Gardens ©
Inverness Botanic Gardens

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