13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Krakow

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural History Museum and Coca-Cola London Eye. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London attractions planning tool .

Krakow, Poland to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Krakow to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Krakow, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Kirkwall, Mainland

Kirkwall ©
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, see the interesting displays at Stromness Museum, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then make a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Viking Centre. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Magnus Cathedral, examine the collection at Orkney Wireless Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, then don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kirkwall day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Kirkwall takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from London in July, expect Kirkwall to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stromness, Standing Stones of Stenness, Broch of Gurness, Orkneyinga Saga Centre
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Attractions like Glen Affric National Nature Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Aigas Field Centre in Beauly (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, contemplate the long history of Fort George, don't miss a visit to Inverness Castle Viewpoint, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Kirkwall to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Culloden Battlefield
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally head outdoors with Nevis Range - Tree Adventure.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William itinerary planner .

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland and then stroll through Five Sisters Zoo.

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You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Five Sisters Zoo, St Andrews West Sands Beach, The Scottish Deer Centre
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Five Sisters Zoo ©
Five Sisters Zoo
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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