11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Liverpool
1
Liverpool
— 1 night
drive:  2 h
2
Kendal
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
3
Carlisle
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Jedburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Perth
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
7
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
Aviemore
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
9
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
Invergordon
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
11
Wick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Inverness
— 1 night
ferry:  10 h
13
Hillswick, Mainland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Sumburgh, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: London

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night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then go for a walk through Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool journey maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Manchester Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. In May in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kendal.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kendal online route planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Kendal by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Carlisle.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle

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Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. On the 5th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Carlisle Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carlisle trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Kendal to Carlisle in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Carlisle

Historic Sites
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Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
Carlisle Castle ©
Carlisle Castle

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Jedburgh

Jedburgh ©
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Carter Bar, look for gifts at Jedburgh Chocolate House, and then explore the ancient world of Jedburgh Abbey.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Jedburgh trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Carlisle to Jedburgh in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Carlisle in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Jedburgh, with lows around 5°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites Shopping
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Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Chocolate House ©
Jedburgh Chocolate House
Carter Bar ©
Carter Bar

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Edinburgh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jedburgh to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Perth.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience

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Perth

Perth ©
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): go for a walk through St matthews church, contemplate the long history of Scone Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ninian's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Perth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Scone Palace ©
Scone Palace
St matthews church ©
St matthews church

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night
Pitlochry

Pitlochry
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. On the 8th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Pitlochry Institute Park/War Memorial and Memorial Garden and then make a trip to Pitlochry War Memorial and Garden.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Pitlochry online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Perth to Pitlochry takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aviemore.
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

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hours
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and then explore the activities along Loch an Eilein.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Aviemore travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Pitlochry to Aviemore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Loch an Eilein ©
Loch an Eilein

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip app.

Drive from Aviemore to Inverness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Invergordon.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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Invergordon

Invergordon ©
Invergordon is a town and port in Easter Ross, in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.HistoryThe town is well known for the Invergordon Mutiny of 1931. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen Falls and then don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Invergordon trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Invergordon in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wick.

Things to do in Invergordon

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chanonry Point, Fairy Glen Falls
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Fairy Glen Falls ©
Fairy Glen Falls
Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point

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Wick

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Duncansby Head and then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wick attractions planner.

You can drive from Invergordon to Wick in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Wick are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Wick

Museums

Side Trip

Duncansby Head
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head

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Inverness

Inverness ©
To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Wick to Inverness in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Hillswick.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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night
Hillswick, Mainland

Hillswick ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape at Eshaness Cliffs.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hillswick driving holiday planner.

Drive from Inverness to Hillswick in 14 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Inverness in May: highs in Hillswick hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sumburgh.

Things to do in Hillswick

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Eshaness Cliffs
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Highlights from your plan
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary

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nights
Sumburgh, Mainland

Sumburgh ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Quendale Water Mill, then head off the coast to St Ninian's Isle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiggie Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sumburgh trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hillswick to Sumburgh takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sumburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Bigton
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Highlights from your plan
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse ©
Sumburgh Head Lighthouse
St Ninian's Isle ©
St Ninian's Isle

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