43 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

43 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Durness
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Ambleside
— 6 nights
Drive
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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at Cairngorm Mountain and Nairn Beach. Popular historic sites such as Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Urquhart Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: The Iona Gallery (in Kingussie) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, explore the activities along Caledonian Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planning site.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, expect Inverness to be much colder, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 8:

5
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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Ardvreck Castle and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Strathnaver Museum and Mudness Ceramics. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durness: Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Drumbeg Loop), Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, stroll through Scourie Bay, step off the mainland to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Wrath.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Durness travel planner.

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Durness are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

6
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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. Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Fort Augustus Abbey. Popular historic sites such as Glenfinnan Viaduct and Glenfinnan Monument are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort William online trip maker.

You can drive from Durness to Fort William in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

5
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Arthur's Seat and Great Away Days. Visit Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Loughrigg Fell and Muncaster Castle. Popular historic sites such as Aira Force Waterfall and Rydal Mount & Gardens are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Collegiate Church of St Mary's (in Warwick). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, do a tasting at Stanlake Park Wine Estate, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip maker app.

Drive from Ambleside to London in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:

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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.
The Roman Baths and Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to The Cotswold Range and Longleat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, steep yourself in history at Farleigh Hungerford Castle, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

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You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:

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.