17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glasgow
— 3 nights
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
4
Fort Augustus
— 1 night
5
Foyers
— 1 night
6
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
7
Inverness
— 3 nights

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Take a break from the city and head to Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Strathblane Falconry. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Wallace Monument and The Old Town Jail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Mar's Wark (in Stirling) and Doune Castle (in Doune). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip app.

Birmingham to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Birmingham in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glasgow: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags, Strathblane Falconry, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
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National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis

4
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rosslyn Chapel and Craigmillar Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Dean Village and Traquair House & Brewery. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: St Mary's Chapel (in Grandtully), The Edge Outdoor Activity Centre (in Perth) and Pitlochry (Edradour Distillery & Blair Athol Distillery). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Abbotsford House, step into the grandiose world of The Great Hall, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Pitlochry, Rosslyn Chapel, The Edge Outdoor Activity Centre, Halliwell's House Museum, Traquair House & Brewery
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Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Traquair House & Brewery ©
Traquair House & Brewery

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Duntulm Castle. Visiting The Quiraing and Kilt Rock will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, explore the activities along Portree Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Portree Harbour ©
Portree Harbour
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing

1
night
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get great views at Suidhe Viewpoint, contemplate the long history of Bridge of Oich, contemplate the long history of Well of the Seven Heads, thendelve into the distant past at Invergarry Castle, thentake a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads, and finally look for gifts at Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus travel route builder app.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort Augustus by journey takes about 2 hours. In August in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Foyers.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Invergarry, Well of the Seven Heads
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Invergarry Castle ©
Invergarry Castle
Well of the Seven Heads ©
Well of the Seven Heads

1
night
Foyers

Foyers ©
On the 23rd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Farigaig Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and then admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Foyers trip builder.

Foyers is very close to Fort Augustus. August in Foyers sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Foyers

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Farigaig Forest
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The Falls of Foyers ©
The Falls of Foyers
Farigaig Forest ©
Farigaig Forest
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

1
night
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'. On the 24th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Kilmorack Gallery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit driving holiday site.

You can drive from Foyers to Drumnadrochit in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beauly, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Kilmorack Gallery ©
Kilmorack Gallery

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Ness and Cawdor Castle. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Aviemore (Loch an Eilein & Loch Morlich). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), steep yourself in history at Fort George, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the history behind Cavell gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inverness trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Inverness is very close to Drumnadrochit. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nairn, Aviemore, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

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