18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Inverness, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Gairloch, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with a short trip to Aigas Field Centre in Beauly (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre, snap pictures at Culloden Viaduct, and make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Inverness is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In April, Inverness is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 52°F and lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield, Aigas Field Centre
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Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

3
nights
Gairloch, Scotland

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Ullapool (Ullapool Hill, Lael Forest Walks, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Mellon Udrigle Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, and look for gifts at Treasure Chest.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch online travel planner.

Getting from Inverness to Gairloch by car takes about 2 hours. April in Gairloch sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
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Gruinard Bay Caravan Park ©
Gruinard Bay Caravan Park
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club
Flowerdale Waterfall ©
Flowerdale Waterfall

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planner.

You can drive from Gairloch to Edinburgh in 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Archery, &more) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's still lots to do: get your game on at SimAir737, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Greystones Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrence's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cheltenham, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Range, Jet Age Museum
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
SimAir737 ©
SimAir737
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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