8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fort William
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ben Nevis and Morar Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Steall Waterfall. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe and snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

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Glasgow to Fort William is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 23rd (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen Falls, then browse the fresh offerings at Ferintosh Community Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Bath.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Bath — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 24th (Sat), browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, and then steep yourself in history at Longleat. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with The Cotswold Range, then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey.

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Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

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You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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United Kingdom travel guide

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.