38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Tucson
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
2
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ullapool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Stromness, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
9
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  18​h
End: Tucson

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gustamps and Beachy Head. For shopping fun, head to Camden Market or The Lanes. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip tool .

Tucson, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to London is 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in June, with highs in London at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Beachy Head
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Lindisfarne Priory and The Alnwick Garden will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Step out of Alnwick with an excursion to Beamish Museum in Beamish--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stop by Barter Books and explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alnwick day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from London to Alnwick in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Alnwick hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Beamish Museum, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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 Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Steall Waterfall. Take a break from the city and head to Camusdarach Beach and Glen Etive. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William road trip website .

Drive from Alnwick to Fort William in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Etive, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Camusdarach Beach
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

4
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.
Head to Trotternish Art Gallery and Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edgefor some retail therapy. Visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Dunscaith Castle for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery, get outside with Skye Adventure, and admire the sheer force of RHA Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Tours
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Urquhart Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and River Ness. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), The Cheese House (in Cromarty) and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort George, enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Inverness vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Dornoch Beach, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Explore hidden gems such as Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Lael Forest Walks. Take a break from the city and head to Achmelvich Beach and Loch Maree. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: The Culkein Store (in Stoer), Treasure Chest (in Gairloch) and Little Assynt Estate (in Lochinver). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Red Point Beach, look for gifts at Perfume Studio, view the masterpieces at RhueArt, and look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ullapool online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Ullapool takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lochinver, Gairloch, The Jammery Culkein, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Red Point Beach
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Step off the beaten path and head to Sandwood Bay Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Durness Beach and Sango Bay. There's still lots to do: stroll through Balnakeil Beach, shop like a local with Lotte Glob, and contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ullapool to Durness in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

3
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm and Saint Magnus Cathedral. Let the collections at Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre and Broch of Gurness capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Viking Centre, delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stromness trip planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Stromness takes 5 hours. July in Stromness sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Birsay, Stenness, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

2
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Get some historical perspective at Beaumaris Castle and Portmeirion Village. Visiting Zipline and Promenade will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Harlech Castle (in Harlech). There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Conwy Castle and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Orme.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno tour builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Stromness to Llandudno in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Llandudno when traveling from Stromness in July, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Harlech Castle, Conwy Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Portmeirion Village
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Corfe Castle and Model Village Gardens & Cafe. Discover out-of-the-way places like StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and Lucy's Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and The Tank Museum (in Bovington). It doesn't end there: stroll through Weymouth Beach and identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Swanage route planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Swanage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Llandudno in July: highs in Swanage hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Wareham, Corfe Castle, Weymouth Beach, Lulworth Cove, Bournemouth Beach
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

4
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Shop till you drop at The Garlic Farm and JURASSIC JIM. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carisbrooke Castle and Neil Williams photography. Venture out of the city with trips to Portsmouth (HMS Warrior 1860, The Mary Rose Museum, & more) and The Needles (in Totland).

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandown vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Swanage to Sandown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandown

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Shanklin, The Needles, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

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