18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation planner
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London
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 1 night
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly
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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London — 2 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.
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Covent Garden, then learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum London, and then browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Norwich.
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Norwich — 1 night

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get curious at Colman's Mustard Shop & Museum, learn about all things military at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Norwich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Norwich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Edinburgh — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

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

Getting from Norwich to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Norwich in July, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort William.
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Fort William — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at West Highland Museum, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and finally take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort William road trip planning site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Isle of Skye — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort George, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Thread & Heather.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly to London.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

London — 5 nights

Do your shopping at Gustamps and Harrods. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Go for a jaunt from London to Biggin Hill to see Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar about 58 minutes away. Enjoy London some more: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the London online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bath.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Head to Canwood Contemporary Art Gallery & Sculpture Park and Pulteney Bridgefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Longleat (in Warminster). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, view the masterpieces at 44AD artspace, and make a trip to St Mary's Churchyard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip builder.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

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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