9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Ashington
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Galloway Forest Park
— 2 nights
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Ayr
— 1 night
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Stirling
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
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Ashington
— 1 night
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Ashington

Ashington is a town and civil parish in Northumberland, England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway, take an in-depth tour of Newbiggin Maritime Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at The Couple Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ashington trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Ashington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Galloway Forest Park.

Things to do in Ashington

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Galloway Forest Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Trool and then cruise along The Raiders Road Forest Drive.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galloway Forest Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ashington to Galloway Forest Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ayr.

Things to do in Galloway Forest Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Ayr

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Dunure Castle, then stroll around Heads of Ayr Farm Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Dumfries House, and finally experience rural life at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience.

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You can drive from Galloway Forest Park to Ayr in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Ayr

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling

— 1 night
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, then appreciate the history behind The Kelpies & The Helix, then appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, and finally step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stirling tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ayr to Stirling in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Favourite Things, surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ratagan to Glenelg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye road trip tool.

You can drive from Stirling to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Inverness

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip maker site.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Ashington on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Ashington

— 1 night
For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ashington tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ashington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ashington

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.