7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
Drive
4
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Bus to Inverness, Fly to London Heathrow

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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in November, expect Edinburgh to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Fort William

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then enjoy some diversion at Crombie Clay Shooting, then brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Augustus

— 1 night
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. On the 21st (Sat), take in the views from Bridge of Oich, take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, take some stellar pictures from Suidhe Viewpoint, get outside with General Wade’s Military Roads, then stop by Iceberg Glass, and finally admire the local landmark of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus trip planner.

Getting from Fort William to Fort Augustus by car takes about an hour. November in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge and then get outside with Waternish Point.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye road trip app.

Getting from Fort Augustus to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Augustus in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Isle of Skye. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.