8 days in London, Wales & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

8 days in London, Wales & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

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8 days in London, Wales & Scottish Highlands Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aviemore
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: London


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2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Highclere Castle and Chartwell. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Bodiam Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Bateman's (in Burwash), Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton) and St. George's Chapel (in Windsor). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, deepen your understanding at Magdalen College, look for all kinds of wild species at Winchester City Mill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip maker site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Conwy.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Winchester City Mill, St. George's Chapel, Jane Austen's House Museum, Chartwell, Magdalen College
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Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Bateman's ©
Bateman's
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, then identify plant and animal life at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve, and finally visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn and then step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Conwy trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from London to Conwy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Conwy to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Holyhead, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, Beaumaris Castle
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip maker website .

Getting from Conwy to Fort William by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glen Coe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

1
night
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then identify plant and animal life at RSPB - Insh Marshes.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Aviemore travel planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Aviemore in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kingussie
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
RSPB - Insh Marshes ©
RSPB - Insh Marshes

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