7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Fly:  13​h
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum. On the next day, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Fort George, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tollie Red Kites, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip website .

Ponta Delgada, Portugal to Inverness is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in October, expect nights in Inverness to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Culloden Battlefield, Tollie Red Kites
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 30th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, and finally explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kirkwall trip maker site .

You can fly from Inverness to Kirkwall in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromness, Maeshowe, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

2
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.
St. Paul's Cathedral and Churchill War Rooms are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London route planning website .

Getting from Kirkwall to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kirkwall in October: highs in London hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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