18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Glasgow
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Elgin
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Thurso
— 2 nights
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Durness
— 1 night
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Ullapool
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Luss
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Bowness-on-Windermere
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip tool.

Dudley to Glasgow is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Dudley in August, plan for little chillier days in Glasgow, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Elgin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

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Elgin

Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elgin Cathedral. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenlivet Distillery and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenfiddich Distillery.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Elgin online journey planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Elgin in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Elgin

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip planning app.

Drive from Elgin to Inverness in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

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Thurso

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get great views at Dunnet Head and then take some stellar pictures from Duncansby Head. On the next day, take a tour of Caithness Seacoast Ltd, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thurso trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inverness to Thurso by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Thurso can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off to Durness.

Things to do in Thurso

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

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Durness

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Durness Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Durness online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Thurso to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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Ullapool

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Inverewe Garden (in Poolewe), Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver) and Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (in Applecross). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, stop by The Captain's Cabin, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Shin, and explore the stunning scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Durness to Ullapool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Ullapool, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Tippecanoe, then look for gifts at Skye Weavers, and then stroll through Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye holiday planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Isle of Skye in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Luss.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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Luss

Luss is a village in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, then admire the landmark architecture of The Hill House, and then look for gifts at Posh Paws Teddy Bears.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Luss travel route planner.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Luss by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in Luss

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
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Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bowness-on-Windermere sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Luss to Bowness-on-Windermere in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Aquariums