21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 3 nights
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Newquay
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth
— 5 nights

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Inverness

Inverness ©

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle for their historical value. Get outdoors at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Nairn Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns, expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness itinerary site.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Inverness is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dammam to Inverness. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in July; daily highs in Inverness reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

2
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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
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 4th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and finally snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, then look for gifts at Wheatear Textiles, then view the masterpieces at Skye Blue Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Inverness, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

2
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, then examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William itinerary tool.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, step into the grandiose world of Linlithgow Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip site.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island

3
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Norwich

Norwich ©

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Let the collections at IWM Duxford and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery capture your imagination. Visit Ely Cathedral and Holkham Hall for their historical value. Explore Norwich's surroundings by going to Wells Next The Sea Beach (in Wells-next-the-Sea), Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Oxburgh Hall (in King's Lynn). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Norwich Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Norwich online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Norwich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Norwich, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach ©
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Holkham Hall ©
Holkham Hall

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Newquay

Newquay ©

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fistral Beach Bar and Perranporth Beach. Lanhydrock House and Garden and The Lost Gardens of Heligan will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: St Ives (Porthminster Beach & Porthmeor Beach), National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow) and Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary.

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

Getting from Norwich to Newquay by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lulworth Cove and Hengistbury Head Beach. HMS Victory and Beaulieu National Motor Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: St Andrews Church (in Chale), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Carisbrooke Castle (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Portsmouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

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