21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h
1
Dundee
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
2
Isle of Iona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Gairloch
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Finsbay, Isle of Harris
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Lerwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: London

5
nights
Dundee

Dundee ©
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Get out of town with these interesting Dundee side-trips: The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore), St Andrews Cathedral (in St. Andrews) and Pitlochry (Edradour Distillery & Queen's View). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Discovery Point, take in the dramatic natural features at The Dundee Law, see the interesting displays at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, and explore the world behind art at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dundee driving holiday planning tool .

London to Dundee is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dundee: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Dundee

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Pitlochry, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Scone Palace
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Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point
Scone Palace ©
Scone Palace

1
night
Isle of Iona

Isle of Iona ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Columba's Bay and then get engrossed in the history at Iona Abbey and Nunnery. On your second day here, shop like a local with Aosdana, contemplate the long history of Marble Quarry, don't miss a visit to Machair, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iona Nunnery, then trek along Dun 1 Hike, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Oran's Chapel.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Iona road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dundee to Isle of Iona. Traveling from Dundee in July, expect Isle of Iona to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Iona Abbey and Nunnery ©
Iona Abbey and Nunnery
St. Oran's Chapel ©
St. Oran's Chapel
Aosdana ©
Aosdana

1
night
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Gairloch Heritage Museum, then stop by Perfume Studio, and then explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, then make a trip to Solas Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gairloch journey builder .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Iona to Gairloch with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Perfume Studio, Inverewe Garden
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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Gairloch Heritage Museum ©
Gairloch Heritage Museum
Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree

5
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.
Isle of Skye is known for nature, parks, museums, breweries & distilleries, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, make a trip to Neist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Finsbay.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

1
night
Finsbay, Isle of Harris

Finsbay ©
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Clement's Church, kick back and relax at Scarista Beach, and then stroll through Luskentyre.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Finsbay day trip planning website .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Finsbay by car takes about 4 hours. July in Finsbay sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Finsbay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Isle of Harris
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Luskentyre ©
Luskentyre
St Clement's Church ©
St Clement's Church

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle, then delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones, then contemplate the long history of Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Hebridean Tea Store and then visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stornoway trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Finsbay to Stornoway. In July in Stornoway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, The Blackhouse
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The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Callanish Standing Stones ©
Callanish Standing Stones
Lews Castle ©
Lews Castle

2
nights
Lerwick

Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland centred 123mi off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shetland Museum and Archives, delve into the distant past at Mousa Iron Age Broch, then delve into the distant past at Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Scalloway Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Clickimin Broch.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lerwick trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stornoway to Lerwick takes 17 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lerwick can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lerwick

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sumburgh, Mousa Iron Age Broch, Scalloway Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shetland Museum and Archives ©
Shetland Museum and Archives

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