38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Grasmere
— 3 nights
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Gretna Green
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 1 night
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John O'Groats
— 1 night
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Wick
— 2 nights
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Fort Augustus
— 2 nights
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Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Culloden Moor
— 1 night
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St. Andrews
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London — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oxford.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Oxford — 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Salisbury (Room Escape Games & Stonehenge) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, contemplate the waterfront views at River Coln, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Make your Oxford itinerary with Klarna Trips to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Stratford-upon-Avon — 3 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stratford-upon-Avon: Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland, Hawkstone Brewery, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, learn and have fun at Shakespeare Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon trip builder app.

Drive from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in May, Stratford-upon-Avon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to York.
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Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

York — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): experience the excitement of Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle and then learn insider's secrets on Brewtown Tours. On your second day here, make a trip to York Shambles, trek along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at National Centre for Birds of Prey.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the York online travel planner.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Grasmere.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Grasmere — 3 nights

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grasmere trip planner.

Getting from York to Grasmere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gretna Green.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Gretna Green — 1 night

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spoilt Spa at Smiths, and then take an in-depth tour of Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gretna Green trip planning site.

Drive from Grasmere to Gretna Green in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Gretna Green to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Traveling from Gretna Green in May, Edinburgh is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkwall.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Kirkwall, Mainland — 1 night

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, then contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, and finally identify plant and animal life at Orkney Uncovered.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirkwall itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Kirkwall takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Edinburgh in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to John O'Groats.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

John O'Groats — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): experience rural life at Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop, sample the fine beverages at Dunnet Bay Distillery, then visit a coastal fixture at Dunnet Head Lighthouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Canisbay Parish Church, and finally get great views at Duncansby Head.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the John O'Groats sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Kirkwall to John O'Groats takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wick.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Wick — 2 nights

Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
On the 28th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Clan Gunn Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Dunbeath Castle Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dunnet Bay. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sinclair's Bay, step aboard Caithness Seacoast Ltd, and then take an in-depth tour of Wick Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wick tour itinerary maker website.

Wick is just a stone's throw from John O'Groats. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ullapool.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Ullapool — 2 nights

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): trek along Ullapool Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Ullapool Museum, then head outdoors with Ullapool Bike Hire, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lael Forest Walks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, play a few rounds at Ullapool Golf Club, and then admire the natural beauty at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ullapool driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Wick to Ullapool in 3 hours. May in Ullapool sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, do sightseeing your way with Calum's Seal Trips, and then make a trip to Plockton Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Quiraing, then make a trip to Cill Chriosd, and then explore the activities along Loch Coruisk.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Augustus.
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Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Fort Augustus — 2 nights

Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, contemplate the long history of General Wade’s Military Roads, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Falls of Foyers, and finally trek along Hillside Path. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Fort Augustus Golf Club, then stop by Iceberg Glass, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Foyers.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus trip planning site.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort Augustus by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Augustus can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Drumnadrochit.
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Drumnadrochit — 2 nights

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Ninians Church. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, make a trip to Chisholm Graveyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Village Green.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit tour itinerary tool.

Drumnadrochit is just a stone's throw from Fort Augustus. In June, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the striking features of Free North Church, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then play a few rounds at Castle Stuart Golf Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, admire the natural beauty at Abriachan Nurseries - The Garden On Loch Ness, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inverness travel planning website.

Inverness is just a stone's throw from Drumnadrochit. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Culloden Moor.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Culloden Moor — 1 night

On the 9th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns and then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

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Culloden Moor is just a stone's throw from Inverness. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Andrews.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:

St. Andrews — 2 nights

On the 10th (Sat), indulge your senses at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, play a few rounds at Kingsbarns Golf Links, and then head off the coast to Isle of May National Nature Reserve.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Andrews online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Culloden Moor to St. Andrews takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in St. Andrews are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Sun).
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

United Kingdom travel guide

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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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Orkney Islands travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.
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