11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  3​h 45​min
1
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fort William, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inverness, Scotland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, then kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Old Bewick. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Alnwick Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with The Old School Gallery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Flodden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beadnell Bay Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick route planner .

London to Alnwick is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Flodden, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, Beadnell Bay Beach
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St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Holy Trinity Old Bewick ©
Holy Trinity Old Bewick

2
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at MacIntosh Parish Church, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and then trek along West Highland Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure, and then stroll through Morar Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Alnwick to Fort William in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Glen Etive, Morar Beach, West Highland Way
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West Highland Way ©
West Highland Way
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, then explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, then admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, and finally take in the views from Greig Street Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Glen, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, look for gifts at Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness travel planner.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corrimony Chambered Cairn, Beauly Priory, Fairy Glen, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Rogie Falls
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Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn

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Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of Bishop & Earls Palace, then examine the collection at Orkney Wireless Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Rennibister Earth House. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, and then explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkwall online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Kirkwall takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Birsay, Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
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The Orkney Museum ©
The Orkney Museum
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre ©
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Barony Mill ©
Barony Mill

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): have fun and explore at Almond Valley Heritage Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Parish Church, steep yourself in history at Hopetoun House, then steep yourself in history at Cramond Village, and finally stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rosslyn Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, then explore the historical opulence of Dirleton Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Michael's Parish Church, Dirleton Castle, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Rosslyn Castle, Almond Valley Heritage Trust
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Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Almond Valley Heritage Trust ©
Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace ©
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

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