12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Maringa
Taxi + Fly:  19 h
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
2
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Inverness, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  22 h 30 min
End: Maringa

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Let the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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

Maringa, Brazil to London is an approximately 19- hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Maringa to London is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Maringa in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Skyelark, step into the grandiose world of Dunscaith Castle, and then take in the exciting artwork at Skyeworks Gallery. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Staffin Fossil Museum, browse the exhibits of Trotternish Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trumpan Church, then see the interesting displays at Colbost Folk Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dun Beag Broch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from London to Isle of Skye takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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Skyeworks Gallery ©
Skyeworks Gallery
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

2
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort George, browse the exhibits of Gallery48, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, then browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Inspirations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, browse for treasures at Picaresque Books, then look for gifts at Patchwork Paradise Vintage Tea Room & Gift Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip builder site.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Isle of Skye in January since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

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Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Nigg Old Church, Picaresque Books, Culloden Battlefield, Gallery48
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Picaresque Books ©
Picaresque Books
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and St Giles' Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Urbane Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Open Eye Gallery, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planning app.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Gallery
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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