10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Elgin
— 2 nights
3
Thurso
— 2 nights
4
Kirkwall
— 2 nights

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Edinburgh is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Belgrade - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Elgin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

2
nights
Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park and then sample the fine beverages at Caorunn Gin Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Nairn Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, and finally get your game on at Bowhunter Archery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Elgin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Elgin by car takes about 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thurso.

Things to do in Elgin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn, Cairngorms National Park, Caorunn Gin Tour
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Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Caorunn Gin Tour ©
Caorunn Gin Tour

2
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then explore the historical opulence of Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, then get great views at Duncansby Head, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Castlehill Heritage Centre, and finally get great views at Dunnet Head.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thurso tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Elgin to Thurso takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Thurso can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Thurso

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duncansby Head, Wick Heritage Museum, Dunnet Bay Distillery, Dunnet Bay
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust ©
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust

2
nights
Kirkwall

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, then don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Magnus Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kirkwall trip builder app.

Traveling by journey from Thurso to Kirkwall takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kirkwall are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stromness
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ness of Brodgar ©
Ness of Brodgar

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