18 days in United Kingdom & Azores Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Azores Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 6 nights
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

2
nights
Praia da Vitoria, Portugal

Praia da Vitoria ©
On the 13th (Thu), get outside with Praia dos Biscoitos, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Brasil, thentake some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Serra do Cume, and finally make a trip to Miradouro Do Facho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Se Cathedral, thenHead underground at Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional, and finally walk around Duke of Terceira Garden.

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Budapest, Hungary to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Praia da Vitoria is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Praia da Vitoria. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Angra do Heroismo, Algar do Carvão - Monumento Natural Regional
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Praia dos Biscoitos ©
Praia dos Biscoitos
Se Cathedral ©
Se Cathedral
Photography Tours

6
nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Venture out of the city with trips to Serra da Barrosa Viewpoint (in Vila Franca do Campo) and Furnas (Parque Terra Nostra, Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, get great views at Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Sao Miguel Arcanjo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ponta Delgada trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Praia da Vitoria to Ponta Delgada. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for Inverness.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sao Miguel, Furnas, Ribeira Grande, Vila Franca do Campo, Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
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Boca do Inferno Viewpoint ©
Boca do Inferno Viewpoint
Caldeira das Sete Cidades ©
Caldeira das Sete Cidades
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then explore the activities along River Ness. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and then explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ponta Delgada to Inverness takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Azores Standard Time (AZOT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in August, things will get little chillier in Inverness: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairngorm Mountain, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, thenstroll through Balnakeil Beach, and then Head underground at Smoo Cave. On the next day, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, thenkick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Durness sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

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 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, thentake in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture, thendon't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and finally pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort William online travel planner.

You can drive from Durness to Fort William in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

3
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, thencontemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally make a trip to Memorial Duke of Buccleuch.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Walking tours
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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