19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
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London
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
5
York
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 1 night
Drive
7
Dover
— 2 nights
Drive
8
London
— 3 nights
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London

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Medieval Banquet. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, shop like a local with Covent Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from The View from The Shard, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip planning website.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, The Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Royal Mile, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally go all around town with City of the Dead Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

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Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Drumnadrochit

— 1 night
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'. Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Drumnadrochit vacation builder tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Black Cuillin, Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, Neist Point, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing and explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye road trip app.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, Jorvik Viking Centre, and other attractions. On the 20th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, then get engrossed in the history at Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Bloody Tour of York. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then stop by York Shambles, and then get engrossed in the history at Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our York holiday website.

Drive from Isle of Skye to York in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

London

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London online trip builder.

Take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arundel Castle and Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dover trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Dover takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle and then take an in-depth tour of Tudor World.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Dover to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · 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.