16 days in England, Cardiff & Scotland Itinerary

16 days in England, Cardiff & Scotland Itinerary

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16 days in England, Cardiff & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Bath
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Cardiff
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Austin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London trip builder site .

Austin, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Austin to London due to the time zone difference. In January, London is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
You've now added St Peter's to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Kemptown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Lanes, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Undercliff Walk.

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You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails
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Kemptown ©
Kemptown
Undercliff Walk ©
Undercliff Walk
St Peter's ©
St Peter's

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Circus, Bath Street, Bath Abbey, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Bath Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally admire the striking features of The Circus.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bath holiday planner.

Drive from Brighton and Hove to Bath in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Street ©
Bath Street
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

1
night
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
National Museum Cardiff has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at National Museum Cardiff, examine the collection at Museum of Cardiff, then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Llandaff Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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National Museum Cardiff ©
National Museum Cardiff
Llandaff Cathedral ©
Llandaff Cathedral
Museum of Cardiff ©
Museum of Cardiff

2
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum Scotland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Roslin Glen Country Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Roslin Glen Country Park
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Dean Village ©
Dean Village

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirk of St. John the Baptist, grab your bike and head to Kinnoull Hill, then explore the historical opulence of Huntingtower Castle, and finally get outside with The North Inch.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Perth travel route planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Perth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Kinnoull Hill ©
Kinnoull Hill
Kirk of St. John the Baptist ©
Kirk of St. John the Baptist
Huntingtower Castle ©
Huntingtower Castle

1
night
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle and then make a trip to Village Green. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with Sea Kayak Plockton.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Drumnadrochit day trip site .

You can drive from Perth to Drumnadrochit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Sea Kayak Plockton
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Sea Kayak Plockton ©
Sea Kayak Plockton
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Coruisk, Sound of Sleat Beach and Misty Isle Boat Trips. On the 22nd (Fri), take a memorable tour with Misty Isle Boat Trips, then step into the grandiose world of Dunscaith Castle, then kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Dun Beag Broch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Loch Coruisk.

Make your Isle of Skye itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Drumnadrochit to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Misty Isle Boat Trips ©
Misty Isle Boat Trips
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Ness. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort George.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inverness when traveling from Isle of Skye in January, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George
Old High Church, Inverness ©
Old High Church, Inverness

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