12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Maringa
+2
bus + 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
— 2 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner .

Maringa, Brazil to London is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, London is colder than Maringa - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), stop by Skyelark, then step into the grandiose world of Dunscaith Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Alan Campbell Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Skyeworks Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum, shop like a local with Trotternish Art Gallery, then 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 photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from London to Isle of Skye by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive 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

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Fort George, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery48, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, then shop like a local with Loch Ness Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Inspirations. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Inchmore Gallery, browse for treasures at Picaresque Books, then stop by 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 where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness online holiday planner .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Isle of Skye in January, Inverness is a bit cooler at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

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Side Trips

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

3
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh or Open Eye Gallery. National Museum of Scotland and The Scottish National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Urbane Art Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh journey builder app .

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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