10 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

10 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom Trip Planner

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Fly
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London
Fly
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Kirkwall, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly to Stornoway, Bus to Isle of Lewis
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Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
— 2 nights
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Drive to Tarbert, Ferry to Uig Skye Ferry Terminal, Drive to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Bus to Inverness, Fly to Los Angeles

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London

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 25th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to London is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in London to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkwall.

Things to do in London

Shopping
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Kirkwall, Mainland

— 3 nights
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands of Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Magnus Cathedral and Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. Your inner history buff will appreciate Skara Brae and Bishop & Earls Palace. Step out of Kirkwall to go to Birsay and see Brough Of Birsay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, get all the information you need at Scapa the Orcadian, steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, and head outdoors with MV Valkyrie.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kirkwall day trip website.

Traveling by flight from London to Kirkwall takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from London in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kirkwall: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Kirkwall

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris

— 2 nights
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
On the 29th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Calanais Standing Stones and then visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Kirkwall to Isle of Lewis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In October in Isle of Lewis, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter), stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, and then steep yourself in history at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Scotland travel guide

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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.