23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dundee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
4
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Oban
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
Fly
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London
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've added Edinburgh Hop on Hop Off Tours, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Abbey, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip app.

Grand Rapids, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Grand Rapids to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dundee.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Dundee — 2 nights

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glamis Castle, St Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Midhope Castle, browse the exhibits of The Black Watch Castle & Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Elcho Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Glamis Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrews Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of St Andrews Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dundee itinerary tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dundee are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pitlochry.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Pitlochry — 1 night

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Your list of things to see and do now includes Blair Castle & Gardens, Queen's View Visitor Centre, The Enchanted Forest, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at The Hermitage Woodland Walk, contemplate the long history of Croft Moraig Stone Circle, then get to know the fascinating history of Black Spout Wood, then make a trip to Queen's View Visitor Centre, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Enchanted Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pitlochry online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dundee to Pitlochry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cruise Loch Ness, Fort George, Clava Cairns, and other attractions.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip planner.

Getting from Pitlochry to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oban.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:

Oban — 3 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Glenfinnan Monument as well as Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Oban travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Oban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glasgow.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Finnich Glen.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oban to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for London.
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Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

London — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, make a trip to Big Ben, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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