12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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12 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  4​h 45​min
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h
Milan

3
days
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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, nightlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London vacation trip planner.

Turin, Italy to London is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turin to London due to the time zone difference. In November in London, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum

3
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arthur's Seat and Royal Yacht Britannia. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and tram from London to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in November since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
days
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 26th (Sat): look for gifts at The Granite House, look for gifts at Highland Soaps, then don't miss a visit to Tulloch Ringing Centre, and finally grab your bike and head to Craig Dubh Mountaineering. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, and then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Spean Bridge, Tulloch Ringing Centre
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Craig Dubh Mountaineering ©
Craig Dubh Mountaineering
Vertical Fever - Day Adventures
Vertical Fever - Day Adventures
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre

3
days
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and The Isle of Skye Soap Company. Explore Isle of Skye's surroundings by going to Trotternish Art Gallery (in Kilmaluag), Duncan House (in Elgol), Portree (The Basement & Tippecanoe) and Duntulm Castle (in Duntulm).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye tour planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Shopping Nature
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Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
Black Cuillin ©
Black Cuillin
Duncan House ©
Duncan House

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