21 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

21 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  24 h
1
London
— 8 nights
train:  6 h 30 min
2
Oban
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh
— 7 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Adelaide

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Greystones Farm, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London tour builder site.

Adelaide, Australia to London is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Oban.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, East Sussex Falconry, Stonehenge, The Hawking Centre, Warwick Castle
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Finn Falconry, then brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, and finally don't miss a visit to McCaig's Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Inveraray Jail, then identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, then explore the historical opulence of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oban trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from London to Oban in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from London in August, plan for little chillier days in Oban, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oban

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Inveraray Jail, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail

7
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Real Mary King's Close and National Museum of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Berwick upon Tweed (Lady Waterford Hall & Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, and relax in the rural setting at BobCat Alpacas.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Oban to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Strathblane Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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