48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Alnwick
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
St. Helier, Jersey
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
London
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Manchester
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
11
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
12
Lerwick, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
13
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Islamabad


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2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Explore hidden gems such as Maeshowe and Ring of Brodgar. Get in touch with nature at Brough Of Birsay and Stromness Golf Club. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Viking Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stromness road trip app .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Stromness is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Islamabad to Stromness. Traveling from Islamabad in June, things will get much colder in Stromness: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Birsay, Stenness, Broch of Gurness, Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Standing Stones of Stenness
Standing Stones of Stenness

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Do your shopping at Lotte Glob and Balnakeil Craft Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polin Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Sandwood Bay Beach (in Kinlochbervie). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Durness trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Stromness to Durness by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll get in some beach time at Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and Inverpolly Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at RhueArt, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, and explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip maker .

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. In June in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, Ardvreck Castle, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Achmelvich Beach
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Culloden Battlefield and Corrimony Chambered Cairn for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Rosemarkie Beach (in Rosemarkie), Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich) and Beauly (Aigas Field Centre & Beauly Priory). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle, and sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inverness online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ullapool to Inverness in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Cawdor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quiraing (Hill Walk) and Talisker Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uig Pottery and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. There's lots more to do: stop by The Oyster Shed, admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall, get outside with Skye Adventure, and make a trip to The Lump.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

4
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. You'll get in some beach time at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Castle Stalker (in Appin). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, hike along West Highland Way, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort William holiday planner.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan, Morar Beach, Castle Stalker, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lindisfarne Priory and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. Kids will appreciate attractions like St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve and Warkworth Beach. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Jedburgh (Mary Queen of Scots House & Jedburgh Abbey) and St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Alnmouth Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alnwick route website .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Alnwick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Jedburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, Warkworth Beach, Lindisfarne Priory
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

3
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Bring the kids along to St. Brelade's Bay Beach and Beauport Beach. La Hougue Bie and Hamptonne Country Life Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helier trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Alnwick to St. Helier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Hamptonne Country Life Museum, La Hougue Bie, Jersey Zoo, The Channel Islands Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jersey Zoo ©
Jersey Zoo
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
La Hougue Bie ©
La Hougue Bie

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and Beachy Head. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. When in London, make a side trip to see Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters in Eastbourne, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Big Ben, and stroll around St. James's Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Eastbourne
Highlights from your plan
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Lymm Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Crosby Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

Take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Manchester, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tobermory.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Liverpool, Lymm Heritage Centre, Basingwerk Abbey, Crosby Beach, West Kirby Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crosby Beach ©
Crosby Beach
Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery

1
night
Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory ©
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Langamull Beach and then stroll through Calgary Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tobermory trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Manchester to Tobermory with the Route module. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tobermory: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Tobermory

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Calgary Bay, Langamull Beach
Highlights from your plan
Calgary Bay ©
Calgary Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust ©
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

1
night
Lerwick, Mainland

Lerwick ©
Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland centred 123mi off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. On the 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelswood, then enjoy the sea views from Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, then delve into the distant past at Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, and finally delve into the distant past at Mousa Iron Age Broch. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the pleasant sights at Mousa, and then contemplate the long history of Old Scatness.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lerwick visit site .

You can drive from Tobermory to Lerwick in 17.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lerwick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lerwick

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sumburgh, Mousa Iron Age Broch, Michaelswood
Highlights from your plan
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse ©
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse
Michaelswood ©
Michaelswood

1
night
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. On the 17th (Wed), learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Shieldaig Falconry, then kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, then play a few rounds at Gairloch Golf Club, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and finally stop by Treasure Chest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gairloch vacation planner .

Getting from Lerwick to Gairloch by car takes about 14.5 hours. In July in Gairloch, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stornoway.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Poolewe, Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Highlights from your plan
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Morven Gallery, make a trip to The Blackhouse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Pig Studio, then contemplate the long history of Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and finally explore the ancient world of Callanish Standing Stones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom, contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln, and then kick back and relax at Dailbeag Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stornoway travel planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Stornoway takes 4.5 hours. July in Stornoway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse, Blue Pig Studio, Hebscape Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at The Scottish Deer Centre and then kick back and relax at St Andrews West Sands Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Five Sisters Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stornoway to Edinburgh. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Andrews West Sands Beach, Five Sisters Zoo, The Scottish Deer Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Scottish Deer Centre ©
The Scottish Deer Centre
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

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