18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Inverness, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Gairloch, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
London
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Aigas Field Centre in Beauly, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in the views from Culloden Viaduct, get your game on at Wildwoodz, and explore the activities along River Ness.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness journey builder app.

Phoenix, USA to Inverness is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Inverness due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in Inverness at 52°F and lows at 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aigas Field Centre, Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

3
nights
Gairloch, Scotland

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Gairloch side-trips: Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Lael Forest Walks, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, and admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gairloch day trip planning site.

Getting from Inverness to Gairloch by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
Highlights from your plan
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park ©
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club
Flowerdale Waterfall ©
Flowerdale Waterfall

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Archery, &more). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheltenham Minster.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cheltenham by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cheltenham, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Jet Age Museum, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Range
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
SimAir737 ©
SimAir737
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London trip builder app.

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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