8 days in Scotland & United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in Scotland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Edinburgh. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

1
night
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 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Fort George. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich, and then make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Nairn Beach, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Loch Morlich
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

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Traveling by flight from Inverness to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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