42 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to Kirkwall
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Dundee, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Cutty Sark. Popular historic sites such as Hampton Court Palace and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museums, and hunt for treasures at Borough Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary app.

Cairns, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In July, London is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Shop till you drop at Hunterian Art Gallery and House for an Art Lover. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Tenement House. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Stirling (Stirling Castle, The Old Town Jail, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, steep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House, take an in-depth tour of Hunterian Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Furqan Mosque.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow online itinerary builder.

Getting from London to Glasgow by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Glasgow at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Road to the Isles, then hike along Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan, and finally admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William vacation planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Eilean Donan Castle and Talisker Beach. Escape the urban bustle at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and Claigan Coral Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Plockton Harbour (in Plockton) and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with SkyeXplorer Boat Trips, don't miss a visit to Dun Beag Broch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, and surround yourself with nature on Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Stromness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skara Brae and Ness of Brodgar. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs, steep yourself in history at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and step into the grandiose world of Earl's Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Stromness trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Stromness in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Stromness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): play a few rounds at Castle Stuart Golf Links, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then examine the collection at Groam House Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Glen Falls. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, look for gifts at Embrace Gift Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tollie Red Kites, and finally contemplate the long history of Strathpeffer Pump Room.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness road trip planner.

Fly from Stromness to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urquhart Castle and Fort Augustus Abbey. St Ninians Church and General Wade’s Military Roads will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Iceberg Glass, and don't miss a visit to Village Green.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit travel route planner.

Drumnadrochit is just a short distance from Inverness. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 18th (Thu), stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, explore the galleries of Fused and Light, then delve into the distant past at Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle, then get a dose of the wild on Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, and finally trek along Aviemore Circular.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aviemore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Aviemore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dundee.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Dundee, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Discovery Point and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. Get outdoors at Pirate Boats and Kinnoull Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dundee: Cateran Trail (in Blairgowrie), Meigle Sculptured Stones Museum (in Meigle) and St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross (in Perth). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dundee Museum of Transport, explore the different monuments and memorials at Howff Cemetery, and step aboard HMS Unicorn.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dundee trip planning tool.

You can drive from Aviemore to Dundee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Aviemore in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dundee, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Arthur's Seat. Shop till you drop at Jupiter Artland and The Red Door Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Linlithgow (Blackness Castle & Linlithgow Palace) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dundee to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Dundee in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You've now added The Paris Catacombs to your itinerary. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet capture your imagination. Head to Champs-Elysees and Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmannfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Petit Palais.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.