17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Glencoe
— 2 nights
3
Aviemore
— 3 nights
4
Durness
— 2 nights
5
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
6
London
— 4 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and The Real Mary King's Close. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, admire the landmark architecture of Greyfriars Kirk, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Edinburgh, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Juan in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, play a few rounds at The Dragons Tooth Golf Course, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lost Valley Trail, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glencoe online trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Cairngorms National Park and Craigellachie National Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Abernethy National Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and contemplate the long history of The Old Packhorse Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aviemore sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Aviemore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kingussie, Caorunn Gin Tour, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Cairngorms National Park
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Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay. On the next day, kick back and relax at Scourie Bay, thenkick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Polin Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Durness journey app.

Getting from Aviemore to Durness by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): go for a walk through St Ninians Church, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, thentake in the views from Bridge of Oich, thenplay a few rounds at Fort Augustus Golf Club, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit travel route app.

Drive from Durness to Drumnadrochit in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Invermoriston Falls, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Aigas Field Centre
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, wander the streets of Piccadilly Arcade, and admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our London sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Drumnadrochit to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Drumnadrochit in August, with highs in London at °C and lows at °C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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