12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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Fly
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London
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Andrews
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stirling
— Few hours
Drive
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Tarbet
— Few hours
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— Few hours
Drive
8
Isle of Skye
— 1 day
Drive
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Glenfinnan
— Few hours
Drive to Glasgow International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Big Ben, then steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then make a trip to Tower Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder app.

Mexico City, Mexico to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to London is 6 hours. While traveling from Mexico City, expect colder days and little chillier nights in London, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

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St. Andrews

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Andrews Cathedral, make a trip to St Andrews Harbour Trust, then explore the historical opulence of St Andrews Castle, then head outdoors with St Andrews Links, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hamish McHamish Statue. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at V&A Dundee, step aboard Discovery Point, then do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, and finally appreciate the history behind Jim Clark Statue.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read St. Andrews trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

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Stirling

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Deanston Distillery & Visitor Centre.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stirling road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Stirling takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tarbet.

Things to do in Stirling

Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

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Tarbet

Tarbet is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Firkin Point and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Cobbler.

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You can drive from Stirling to Tarbet in 1.5 hours. In April in Tarbet, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Tarbet

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

2
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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 15th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fort William road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tarbet to Fort William in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

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Kyle of Lochalsh

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyle of Lochalsh vacation planning tool.

Getting from Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Isle of Skye on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Kyle of Lochalsh

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and finally don't miss a visit to The Lump.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye online attractions planner.

Drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Isle of Skye in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenfinnan.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan is a hamlet in Lochaber area of the Highlands of Scotland. To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenfinnan travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Glenfinnan in 2.5 hours. In April in Glenfinnan, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Glenfinnan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Aquariums