18 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

18 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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18 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  12 h
1
London
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Glasgow
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
4
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Oban
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
6
Ballachulish
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Fort Augustus
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Aviemore
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
10
Inverness
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
11
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
12
Inverness
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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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.
Greenwich has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hawking Centre and The Leas Promenade. The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and Sherlock Holmes Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Winchester City Mill (in Winchester) and St. Augustine's Abbey (in Canterbury). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Charles Dickens Museum, shop like a local with Regent Street, pause for some photo ops at Nelson's Column, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pennybridge Farm Alpacas.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canterbury, Pennybridge Farm Alpacas, The Hawking Centre, Winchester City Mill, The Leas Promenade
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The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre
Greenwich ©
Greenwich
Westminster Cathedral ©
Westminster Cathedral

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added Edinburgh Castle to your itinerary. Visit Gladstone's Land and Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One). Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh), Berwick upon Tweed (Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed & The Lowry Trail) and Gunsgreen House (in Eyemouth). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Calton Burial Ground, have some family-friendly fun at The Realm VR, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canongate Kirk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Gunsgreen House
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Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 17th (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Crossbill Gin School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St George's Tron, examine the collection at The Museum of Piping, then examine the collection at Govan Old Parish Church, then see the interesting displays at Fairfield Heritage, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glasgow travel planning app .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Stirling.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Classes
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Govan Old Parish Church ©
Govan Old Parish Church
St George's Tron ©
St George's Tron
St Mary's Cathedral ©
St Mary's Cathedral

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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Engine Shed, contemplate the long history of Argyll's Lodging, contemplate the long history of Mar's Wark, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Queen Anne Gardens, then get your game on at Cats Meow Kittea Cafe, and finally explore the world behind art at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stirling trip builder.

Getting from Glasgow to Stirling by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Stirling sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve
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Argyll's Lodging ©
Argyll's Lodging
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve ©
Mar's Wark ©
Mar's Wark

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Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Eriskay Beach, identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, enjoy the sand and surf at Ganavan Sands, explore the ancient world of Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Columba Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pulpit Hill.

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

Traveling by car from Stirling to Oban takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Oban sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Eriskay Beach
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Eriskay Beach ©
Eriskay Beach
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
Saint Columba Cathedral ©
Saint Columba Cathedral

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Ballachulish

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then pause for some photo ops at The Glencoe Massacre Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ballachulish travel route builder tool .

Drive from Oban to Ballachulish in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ballachulish can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Buachaille Etive Mor
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
The Glencoe Massacre Monument ©
The Glencoe Massacre Monument

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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. On the 20th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Peace Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Glen Way.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William tour planning site .

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Ballachulish. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Fort William

Trails Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Glen Way
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Saint Andrew's Church ©
Saint Andrew's Church

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Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Well of the Seven Heads, get engrossed in the history at The Clansman Centre, and then take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads.

To find traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Augustus trip maker app .

You can drive from Fort William to Fort Augustus in an hour. In August in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Well of the Seven Heads
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The Clansman Centre ©
The Clansman Centre
Well of the Seven Heads ©
Well of the Seven Heads
General Wade’s Military Roads ©
General Wade’s Military Roads

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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 21st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Boat of Garten Community Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Old Packhorse Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Aviemore trip planner.

Drive from Fort Augustus to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. August in Aviemore sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Old Packhorse Bridge ©
The Old Packhorse Bridge

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Culloden Battlefield has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, identify plant and animal life at Tollie Red Kites, admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, then make a trip to Inverness Railway Station, and finally snap pictures at Culloden Viaduct. On the next day, examine the collection at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, stroll through Rosemarkie Beach, take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, then stroll around Ness Islands, then walk around Whin Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aviemore to Inverness by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tollie Red Kites, Rogie Falls, Culloden Battlefield, Beauly Priory, Rosemarkie Beach
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Beauly Priory ©
Beauly Priory
ShipSpace ©
ShipSpace

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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've added Fairy Glen, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Bearreraig Bay, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bearreraig Bay, step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, and finally explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Fairy Glen, have some family-friendly fun at A.C.E Target Sports, then take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Torabhaig Distillery, and finally kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, then stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre, and finally get your game on at Inverness Kart Raceway.

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

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop ©
Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop
Merkinch Local Nature Reserve ©
Merkinch Local Nature Reserve
Highland Archive Centre ©
Highland Archive Centre

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