12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h
5
Isle of Lewis
— 1 night
Bus:  7 h 15 min
6
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, stroll around St. James's Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in London hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, thenstep into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile. Keep things going the next day: visit Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then get great views at Calton Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip site.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Edinburgh hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Commando Monument
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along with Skye Adventure, thenexplore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then look for gifts at Skye Batiks. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin and then explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye tour site.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure

1
night
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
On the 13th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Stornoway Harbour, thenlook for gifts at The Good Food Boutique, and then delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Lewis trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isle of Skye to Isle of Lewis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Shopping Historic Sites
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The Good Food Boutique ©
The Good Food Boutique
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones

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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, get outside with MV Valkyrie, and then get outside with The Pickaquoy Centre. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Barony Mill.

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Traveling by bus from Isle of Lewis to Kirkwall takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. September in Kirkwall sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Barony Mill, Ness of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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The Pickaquoy Centre ©
The Pickaquoy Centre
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness

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