29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Glasgow
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Inverness
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Aberdeen
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh
— 9 nights
train:  4​h
End: London

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wallace Collection and Old Royal Naval College. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, browse the exhibits of Kenwood House, see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stirling Castle and Provand's Lordship. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mackintosh House and Church of the Holy Rude. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Dumbarton Castle (in Dumbarton), The Old Town Jail (in Stirling) and Dunblane Cathedral (in Dunblane). The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Glasgow School of Art, see the interesting displays at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, and take in the history at Paisley Abbey.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from London to Glasgow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Glasgow hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stirling, Dunblane Cathedral, Paisley Abbey, Dumbarton Castle, The Royal Burgh of Culross
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Hunterian Museum ©
Hunterian Museum
The Mackintosh House ©
The Mackintosh House
People's Palace and Winter Gardens ©

4
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Glenfinnan Viaduct and Climbing Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate West Highland Museum and Treasures of the Earth. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and Castle Stalker (in Appin). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, pause for some serene contemplation at MacIntosh Parish Church, and step into the grandiose world of Old Inverlochy Castle.

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Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilchurn Castle, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Castle Stalker
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Highland Folk Museum and Inspirations. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit), Chisholm Graveyard (in Struy) and Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort George, pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, get a taste of the local shopping with Castle Gallery, and make a trip to Inverness Castle Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly Priory, Chisholm Graveyard, Culloden Battlefield, Dornoch Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

4
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Popular historic sites such as Dunnottar Castle and Edzell Castle and Garden are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Teasel & Tweed. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aberdeen: Grampian Transport Museum (in Alford), Ellon (Haddo House & Tolquhon Castle) and Huntly Castle (in Huntly). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle, admire the landmark architecture of King's College Chapel, don't miss a visit to Kirk of St. Nicholas, and see the interesting displays at University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Aberdeen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Inverness to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ellon, Dunnottar Castle, Huntly Castle, Grampian Transport Museum, Edzell Castle and Garden
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Huntly Castle ©
Huntly Castle

9
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Giles' Cathedral and Cragside House and Gardens. Edinburgh Castle and Grassmarket will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen), Dunkeld Cathedral (in Dunkeld) and Chain Bridge Honey Farm (in Berwick upon Tweed). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, admire the landmark architecture of Abbotsford House, explore the ancient world of Melrose Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Linlithgow Palace.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Linlithgow, Melrose, Dunkeld Cathedral, Tantallon Castle
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 27:
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St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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