43 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

43 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

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43 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Ambleside
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
London
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Bath
— 6 nights
+3
train + Fly + tram + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale


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6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore and learn at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Highland Folk Museum. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre, contemplate the long history of Fort George, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inverness online attractions planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Inverness is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May; daily highs in Inverness reach 58°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Cairngorm Mountain, Highland Folk Museum, Nairn Beach
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

5
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Visit Ardvreck Castle and Dun Dornaigil Broch for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Strathnaver Museum and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Drumbeg Loop) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, stroll through Clachtoll Beach Campsite, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durness trip builder .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Durness are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Assynt, Kinlochbervie, Kyle Of Tongue, Scourie Bay
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

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. Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Treasures of the Earth. Get some historical perspective at Fort Augustus Abbey and Glenfinnan Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, hike along Glencoe Lochan, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort William tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Durness to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Inveraray, The Commando Museum
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Embleton Bay
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

6
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hawkshead Grammar School and Old Courthouse Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loughrigg Fell and Muncaster Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, stroll through Fairfield Horseshoe, and admire the natural beauty at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online tour planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Muncaster Castle, St Catherine's Chruch, Durham Cathedral, The Quayside, Aira Force Waterfall
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Platinum Training. Visit Tower of London and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiate Church of St Mary's (in Warwick), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and take a stroll through Hoxton Square.

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Getting from Ambleside to London by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in London are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winchester Cathedral, Stanlake Park Wine Estate, The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Collegiate Church of St Mary's
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and Sudeley Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Longleat (in Warminster), The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at American Museum & Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Cotswold Brewing Company, Malmesbury Market Cross, Wells Cathedral, Longleat, Cotswolds Distillery
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

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