11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Shieldaig
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
John O'Groats
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Do your shopping at Pandora's Emporium and Judith Glue. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Clog and Craft Shop (in Invermoriston), The Carnegie Whisky Cellars (in Dornoch) and Iceberg Glass (in Fort Augustus). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, look for gifts at Caledonian Gifts and Souvenirs, and don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary website .

Valletta, Malta to Inverness is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in January: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shieldaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pandora's Emporium, Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, The Carnegie Whisky Cellars, Iceberg Glass, Culloden Battlefield
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Shieldaig

Shieldaig ©
Shieldaig is a village in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.The village was founded in 1800 with a view to training up seamen for war against Napoleon. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon and then look for gifts at The Lochcarron Weavers Shop. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, then stop by All The Goodness, and then kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Shieldaig trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Inverness to Shieldaig by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Shieldaig can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Shieldaig

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Red Point Beach, Eilean Donan Castle, The Lochcarron Weavers Shop
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Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 17th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, stop by Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, look for gifts at Made in Ullapool, then stop by The Captain's Cabin, and finally view the masterpieces at RhueArt.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Shieldaig to Ullapool in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Nature Shopping Parks
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Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Made in Ullapool ©
Made in Ullapool
The Captain's Cabin ©
The Captain's Cabin

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 18th (Fri), stroll through Oldshoremore Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scourie Bay, then make a trip to Dun Dornaigil Broch, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Polin Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Varrich.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Durness trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Durness takes 2 hours. January in Durness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Durness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Castle Varrich, Scourie Bay
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Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch

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nights
John O'Groats

John O'Groats ©
On the 20th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Holburn Head Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Grey Cairns of Camster, then make a trip to Whaligoe Steps, and finally get great views at Duncansby Head.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the John O'Groats road trip site .

Drive from Durness to John O'Groats in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in John O'Groats can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Grey Cairns of Camster, Whaligoe Steps, Dunnet Bay Distillery, Holburn Head Lighthouse
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Duncansby Head ©
Duncansby Head
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Grey Cairns of Camster ©
Grey Cairns of Camster

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