9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Contin
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h 45 min
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Ayr
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Brighton

3
nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kilchurn Castle and Glencoe Lochan. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Conan’s Kirk and Castle Stalker. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Loch Linnhe, don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William itinerary planner.

Edinburgh to Fort William is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Contin.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencoe, Kilchurn Castle, St. Conan’s Kirk, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
St. Conan’s Kirk
St. Conan’s Kirk
Castle Stalker ©
Castle Stalker

1
night
Contin

Contin ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Embrace Gift Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cromarty Courthouse, stroll through Rosemarkie Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Strathpeffer Pump Room.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Contin trip maker tool.

Drive from Fort William to Contin in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Contin are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Contin

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Strathpeffer, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Cromarty Courthouse, Invermoriston Falls, Rosemarkie Beach
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Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls
Cromarty Courthouse ©
Cromarty Courthouse
Strathpeffer Pump Room ©
Strathpeffer Pump Room

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle and then view the masterpieces at Uig Pottery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Contin to Isle of Skye takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ayr.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Uig Pottery ©
Uig Pottery
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

1
night
Ayr

Ayr ©
Ayr is a large town and former Royal Burgh on the west coast of Ayrshire in Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rozelle House Galleries, examine the collection at Dick Institute, and then play a few rounds at Western Gailes Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ayr trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Ayr takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Ayr, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Ayr

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Western Gailes Golf Club, Dick Institute
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Western Gailes Golf Club ©
Western Gailes Golf Club
Dick Institute ©
Dick Institute

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Harlech Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle, kick back and relax at Dinas Dinlle Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ayr to Caernarfon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Harlech Beach, Criccieth Castle, Dinas Dinlle Beach
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Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Criccieth Castle ©
Criccieth Castle
Dinas Dinlle Beach ©
Dinas Dinlle Beach

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