17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kinlochbervie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Bath
— 1 night
train + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Family-friendly places like St. Paul's Cathedral and Coca-Cola London Eye will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Brighton (Gustamps & The Lanes). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London tour planner.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Made in Ullapool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach, then look for gifts at Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, shop like a local with RhueArt, then identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then view the masterpieces at An Talla Solais, and finally look for gifts at The Captain's Cabin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ullapool trip planner .

Explore your travel options from London to Ullapool with the Route module. In December, Ullapool is slightly colder than London - with highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Lochinver, Ardvreck Castle
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

2
nights
Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie ©
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach and then kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay, look for gifts at The Culkein Store, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, and finally view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinlochbervie tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Ullapool to Kinlochbervie by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, The Jammery Culkein, Scourie Bay, Lotte Glob
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Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

2
nights
Fort William

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kinlochbervie to Fort William takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, The Three Sisters, Inchree Waterfalls, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quiraing (Hill Walk) and Skyelark. Appreciate the collections at Trotternish Art Gallery and Skyeworks Gallery. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach, look for gifts at Love from Skye, take in the exciting artwork at Alan Campbell Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Dunscaith Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye visit planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, then kick back and relax at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), and then kick back and relax at Dailbeag Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Dalmore Beach, then stop by Hebridean Soap Company, then explore the ancient world of Callanish Stones, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uig Museum.

Start your trip to Stornoway by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Stornoway with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Stornoway are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Stornoway

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Great Bernera, Uig Museum, Hebridean Soap Company
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Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
Uig Museum ©
Uig Museum
Dailbeag Beach ©
Dailbeag Beach

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, contemplate the long history of Longleat, and then view the masterpieces at Somerset Crafts. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge and then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bath road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stornoway to Bath. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Longleat, Somerset Crafts
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Pulteney Bridge ©
Pulteney Bridge

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