21 days in England, Edinburgh & Drumnadrochit Itinerary

21 days in England, Edinburgh & Drumnadrochit Itinerary

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London
— 6 nights
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Manchester
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Drumnadrochit
— 3 nights
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Bristol
— 4 nights
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London

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Manchester.

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Manchester

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Liverpool (The Beatles Story, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Manchester Town Hall, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, shop like a local with Manchester Art Gallery, and explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary website.

You can fly from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get great views at Calton Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker.

Take a train from Manchester to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Drumnadrochit

— 3 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Drumnadrochit: Rogie Falls (in Contin) and Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop (in Muir of Ord). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, make a trip to Village Green, and contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Drumnadrochit holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bristol.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Bristol

— 4 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Bath (Spas, The Roman Baths, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, steep yourself in history at St Mary Redcliffe Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bristol Cathedral.

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You can fly from Drumnadrochit to Bristol in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks

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England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.