17 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

17 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 1 night
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Aviemore
— 1 night
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Durness
— 2 nights
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Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arisaig
— 1 night
Drive
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Glencoe Village
— 2 nights
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Grasmere
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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London
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then stroll through Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in May; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 58°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Morlich, then walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Loch Garten Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aviemore holiday builder site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 2nd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Polin Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach, and then head off the coast to Handa Island Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durness road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Durness takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

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Lochinver

Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. On the 4th (Thu), hike along Culag Woods, step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, explore the activities along Loch Assynt, then kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then trek along Lael Forest Walks, and finally get outside with Drumbeg Loop.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lochinver driving holiday planner.

Getting from Durness to Lochinver by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Lochinver sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

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Arisaig

Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Smirisary Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samalaman Beach, then see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camusdarach Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Maelrubha's Chapel.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arisaig day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lochinver to Arisaig in 4.5 hours. In June in Arisaig, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glencoe Village.

Things to do in Arisaig

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

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Glencoe Village

Nestled in a deep valley at the foot of the Glencoe Mountains where the River Coe meets Loch Leven, Glencoe Village reveals a landscape of green hills and rugged mountain peaks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, then stroll through Lost Valley Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glencoe & Dalness.

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Getting from Arisaig to Glencoe Village by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Glencoe Village can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Glencoe Village

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

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Grasmere

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Helvellyn, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, then contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Grasmere online tour planner.

You can drive from Glencoe Village to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, then steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Bath road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, delve into the distant past at The Crown Jewels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

England travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.