16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 2 nights
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 4th (Mon), walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then steep yourself in history at Fort George, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

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Los Angeles, USA to Inverness is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get cooler in Inverness: highs are around 47°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Beauly, Culloden Battlefield, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

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. On the 6th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Old Inverlochy Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, and finally make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Glencoe Lochan, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at MacIntosh Parish Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Peace Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner .

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 8th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, then examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Mick Oxley Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, then admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, learn about all things military at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, then step into the grandiose world of Norham Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Waterford Hall.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Alnwick vacation planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Holy Island, Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, Norham Castle
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Norham Castle ©
Norham Castle

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.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally learn about all things military at HMS Belfast. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planning app .

You can take a train from Alnwick to London in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 14th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, examine the collection at HMS Victory, take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, then examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Portsmouth Museum. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Treadgold Industrial Heritage Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, step into the grandiose world of Portchester Castle, then explore the galleries of Jane Austen's House Museum, then learn about all things military at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Arundel Cathedral.

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Getting from London to Portsmouth by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jane Austen's House Museum, Arundel Cathedral, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Portchester Castle
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HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the galleries of Sally Lunn's Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, take in nature's colorful creations at American Museum & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, delve into the distant past at Segontium Roman Fort, make a trip to Caernarfon Town Walls, then learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Beddgelert, step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle, then examine the collection at Lloyd George Museum, and finally browse the collection at Caernarfon library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon tour builder site .

You can drive from Bath to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In November in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Conwy Castle, Criccieth Castle, Lloyd George Museum
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Lloyd George Museum ©
Lloyd George Museum

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