16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Helier, Jersey
— 1 night
Fly
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Fort William — 2 nights

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. On the 20th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis and then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William holiday site.

Richmond, USA to Fort William is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Richmond to Fort William. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, and then explore the striking landscape at Neist Point. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing and then explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Alnwick.
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Alnwick — 2 nights

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alnwick road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Alnwick are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to St. Helier.
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St. Helier, Jersey — 1 night

On the 29th (Mon), examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, make a trip to Liberation Square, and then explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Alnwick to St. Helier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

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You can fly from St. Helier to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bath.
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Bath — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain and then admire the natural beauty at Longleat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey and then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bath day trip planner.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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