42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mallaig
— 5 nights
2
Aviemore
— 11 nights
3
John O'Groats
— 1 night
4
Thurso
— 8 nights
5
Durness
— 4 nights
6
Ullapool
— 8 nights
7
Stornoway
— 2 nights
8
Tarbert
— 1 night
9
Isle of Scalpay
— 1 night

5
nights
Mallaig

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Morar Beach and Camusdarach Beach. Popular historic sites such as Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse and John O' Groats are in your itinerary. Explore Mallaig's surroundings by going to Sanna Bay (in Kilchoan), Kinloch Castle (in Isle of Rum) and Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Circular Walk, sample the fine beverages at Ardnamurchan Distillery, get to know the fascinating history of Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, and see the interesting displays at Land Sea and Islands Centre.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mallaig day trip site.

Manchester to Mallaig is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Manchester in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mallaig: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Mallaig

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Kilchoan, Camas nan Geall, Ardnamurchan Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:
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Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

11
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Craigievar Castle and Castle Menzies. Change things up with these side-trips from Aviemore: Pitlochry (Pitlochry Putting Green & Black Spout Wood), Acharn Falls (in Acharn) and Dunkeld (Off-Road Tours, Atholl Memorial Fountain, &more). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Carrbridge Golf Club, kick back and relax at Cullen Beach, take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Kildrummy Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip itinerary website.

Drive from Mallaig to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. May in Aviemore sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunkeld, Cullen, Alford, Fort William, Ballater
Find places to stay May 1 — 12:
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Castle Menzies ©
Castle Menzies
Black Spout Wood ©
Black Spout Wood
Craigievar Castle ©
Craigievar Castle

1
night
John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, then get great views at Duncansby Head, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the John O'Groats travel planner.

You can drive from Aviemore to John O'Groats in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thurso.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canisbay Parish Church
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:
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Canisbay Parish Church ©
Canisbay Parish Church
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop ©
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

8
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery. Visit Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and Tarbat Ness Lighthouse for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thurso: Strathy Point Lighthouse (in Strathy), Dunbeath Castle Gardens (in Dunbeath) and Grey Cairns of Camster (in Roster). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Brora Beach, hike along Big Burn Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at Dornoch Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Castlehill Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thurso trip planner.

Thurso is just a stone's throw from John O'Groats. May in Thurso sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Thurso

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Wick, Dornoch, South Ronaldsay, Dunnet, Brora
Find places to stay May 13 — 21:
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Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery ©
Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Durness Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Castle Varrich and Dun Dornaigil Broch will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Oldshoremore Beach (in Kinlochbervie), Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kyle Of Tongue (in Tongue). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay, admire the natural beauty at John Lennon Memorial Garden, stroll through Rispond Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Durness route planner.

You can drive from Thurso to Durness in 2 hours. In May in Durness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Tongue, Scourie Bay, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

8
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get in touch with nature at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and The Bone Caves. Get some historical perspective at Ardvreck Castle and Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Lairg (Loch Assynt & North West Highlands Geopark), Gairloch (Russian Arctic Convoy Museum, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Strathpeffer (The Eagle Stone, Embrace Gift Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Drumbeg Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, hike along Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clachtoll Beach Campsite.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ullapool tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strathpeffer, Gairloch, Lochinver, Assynt, Lairg
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve

2
nights
Stornoway

Stornoway
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to St Columba's Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum nan Eilean, then stroll through Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), then delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, and finally contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Uig Sands, take an in-depth tour of Bernera Museum, then browse the exhibits of Blue Pig Studio, then explore the galleries of Morven Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at An Lanntair Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stornoway trip maker app.

You can travel from Ullapool to Stornoway in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Stornoway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Tarbert.

Things to do in Stornoway

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Great Bernera, Blue Pig Studio
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
St Columba's Chapel
St Columba's Chapel
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
Norse Mill and Kiln ©
Norse Mill and Kiln

1
night
Tarbert

Tarbert ©
Tarbert is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Huisinis Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarista Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Isle of Harris Distillery, then take in the exciting artwork at Hebscape Gallery, and finally head outdoors with Golden Road.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tarbert travel route builder website.

Drive from Stornoway to Tarbert in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Tarbert can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isle of Scalpay.

Things to do in Tarbert

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Hebscape Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Huisinis Beach ©
Huisinis Beach
Scarista Beach
Scarista Beach
Hebscape Gallery ©
Hebscape Gallery

1
night
Isle of Scalpay

Isle of Scalpay ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse.

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

Isle of Scalpay is just a stone's throw from Tarbert. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Isle of Scalpay

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:
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Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse ©
Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse

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