46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ullapool
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
7
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
London
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
10
York
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
11
Alnwick
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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. Get in touch with nature at Camusdarach Beach and Glen Etive. Head to All The Goodness and The Granite Housefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Northern Light Cruising Company (in Dornie), Silver Sands of Morar (in Morar) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Fort William is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Fort William due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Northern Light Cruising Company, Camusdarach Beach, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Trotternish Art Gallery and JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter). Shop till you drop at Skyelark and Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge. There's much more to do: stroll through Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach, look for gifts at Isle of Skye Candle Company, and explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Highland Folk Museum and Castle Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Nairn Beach and Dornoch Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Kingussie (RSPB - Insh Marshes & RZSS Highland Wildlife Park), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). Next up on the itinerary: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inverness online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie, Dornoch, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lotte Glob and Mudness Ceramics. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandwood Bay Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Durness Beach, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Bay, and explore the activities along Sango Bay.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Durness travel tool .

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 September in Durness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. For shopping fun, head to Perfume Studio or RhueArt. Visiting Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: The Culkein Store (in Stoer), Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver) and Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and stop by Made in Ullapool.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ullapool trip planner .

Getting from Durness to Ullapool by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ullapool are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Achmelvich Beach, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Perfume Studio, The Jammery Culkein, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

3
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Broch of Gurness and Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre. Get some historical perspective at Skara Brae and Saint Magnus Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's) and Orkney Wine Company (in Holm). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ring of Brodgar, take in the exciting artwork at Pier Arts Centre, delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, and get to know the fascinating history of The Viking Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stromness trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ullapool to Stromness. In October in Stromness, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Stenness, Kirkwall, Broch of Gurness, Barony Mill, Orkney Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

4
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Take a break from the city and head to Great Orme and Angel Bay (Porth Dyniewaid). Your inner history buff will appreciate Caernarfon Castle and Portmeirion Village. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris), Harlech Castle (in Harlech) and Morfa Bychan Beach (in Morfa Bychan). There's lots more to do: trek along Promenade, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno day trip planner.

Getting from Stromness to Llandudno by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. October in Llandudno sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaumaris Castle, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, Caernarfon Castle, Portmeirion Village, Harlech Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Lucy's Farm, then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbanks Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The Tank Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Swanage road trip site .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Swanage takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Swanage sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wareham, Bournemouth Beach, Sandbanks Beach, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Sandbanks Beach ©
Sandbanks Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lanes and HMS Warrior 1860. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

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You can drive from Swanage to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in London sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Portsmouth, The Lanes
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Whitby (Church of Saint Mary, Whitby & Whitby Abbey). There's lots more to do: make a trip to York City Walls, take a stroll through York Shambles, and contemplate the long history of York Minster.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip tool .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October in York, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Filey Beach, Scarborough Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Explore hidden gems such as Alnwick Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Coldingham Bay and Beadnell Bay Beach. Step out of Alnwick with an excursion to Lindisfarne Castle in Holy Island--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Embleton Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from York to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beadnell Bay Beach, Coldingham Sands, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Buchanan Street and Urbane Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh holiday site .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Buchanan Street, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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