7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner

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Drumnadrochit
— 1 day
Drive
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Durness
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bath
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 2 nights
Fly

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Drumnadrochit

— 1 day
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'. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Drumnadrochit trip tool.

Aberdeen to Drumnadrochit is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Durness

— 1 night
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Sango Bay, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durness trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Durness in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally visit Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Durness to Edinburgh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

London

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

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.