8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Scottish Highlands journey maker

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Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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John O'Groats
— Few hours
Drive
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Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Applecross
— 2 nights
Drive

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Fort George. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and explore the activities along Loch Ness.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online driving holiday planner.

London to Inverness is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Inverness at 21°C and lows at 10°C. You'll set off for John O'Groats on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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John O'Groats

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the John O'Groats online road trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to John O'Groats in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, then make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, then kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and finally stroll through Sango Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Balnakeil Beach, then Head underground at Smoo Cave, and then stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durness trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from John O'Groats to Durness in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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nights
Applecross

The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with Mountain and Sea Guides, then make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beinn Liath Mhor.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Applecross day trip tool.

Getting from Durness to Applecross by car takes about 4 hours. August in Applecross sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Applecross

Adventure · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.