15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
London
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Aberlour, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Inverness, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Oban, Scotland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Trossachs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Glasgow, Scotland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
9
London
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Boston

1
night
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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London vacation planner.

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 46°F. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

2
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, and then learn and have fun at Classes. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip app.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Aberlour.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island
Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

2
nights
Aberlour, Scotland

Aberlour ©
Aberlour, is the name of a town in Moray, Scotland, 12mi south of Elgin on the road to Grantown. Explore hidden gems such as Glenfiddich Distillery and Auchindoun Castle. Take a break from Aberlour with a short trip to Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails in Tomintoul, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenlivet Distillery, do a tasting at Glenfarclas Distillery, stop by Costcutter, and snap pictures at Telford Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aberlour day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberlour takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Aberlour are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberlour

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ballindalloch, Dufftown, Telford Bridge, Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trails
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Cragganmore Distillery ©
Cragganmore Distillery
Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery
Glenlivet Distillery ©
Glenlivet Distillery

2
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Aberlour to Inverness by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness
Inverness Cathedral ©
Inverness Cathedral

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Quiraing and Talisker Beach. Get in touch with nature at The Old Man of Storr and Trotternish Ridge. And it doesn't end there: practice your aim at A.C.E Target Sports, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach

1
night
Oban, Scotland

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, delve into the distant past at Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Columba Cathedral, then trek along Pulpit Hill, and finally make a trip to Purdie's of Oban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Finn Falconry and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Conan’s Kirk.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oban route website.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Oban in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trossachs.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Conan’s Kirk
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry
St. Conan’s Kirk
St. Conan’s Kirk
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds ©
Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds

1
night
Trossachs

Trossachs
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trossachs attractions planner.

Drive from Oban to Trossachs in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Glasgow.

Things to do in Trossachs

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway & Estate
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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night
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip planner.

You can drive from Trossachs to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, Dunblane Cathedral
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
The Mackintosh House
The Mackintosh House
Church of the Holy Rude ©
Church of the Holy Rude

1
night
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then wander the streets of Westminster, and finally don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London day trip planner.

Fly from Glasgow to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster ©
Westminster

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