15 days in London, Scotland & Iceland Itinerary

15 days in London, Scotland & Iceland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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London, United Kingdom — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Museum of London Docklands, then see the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, and finally explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

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Denver, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in June, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Aberdeen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from London to Aberdeen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Aberdeen to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Stromness.
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Stromness, United Kingdom — 1 night

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stromness trip maker.

Fly from Aberdeen to Stromness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Stromness are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for Inverness on the 25th (Sun).
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 25th (Sun), walk around Ness Islands, then engage your brain at Morayvia, then get up close to creatures of the deep with North 58 Sea Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Findhorn Heritage and Icehouse. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Nairn Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Greig Street Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness attractions planning app.

You can fly from Stromness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 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.
On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on Calum's Seal Trips, steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye route planning website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along Glencoe Lochan, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then trek along Lost Valley Trail, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planning tool.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Holyrood Abbey. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Chocolatarium, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, and then steep yourself in history at Grassmarket.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online travel planner.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and The Icelandic Punk Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and National Museum of Iceland. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, browse the different shops at Bonus, and get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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