12 days in Edinburgh, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Edinburgh, London & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Red Deer, Canada
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Red Deer, Canada

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Head to Aquila and Cranachan & Crowdiefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: get great views at Calton Hill, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, browse for treasures at The Old Town Bookshop, and stroll through Portobello Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online itinerary planner.

Red Deer, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Red Deer to Edinburgh. When traveling from Red Deer in May, plan for slightly colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Parks Museums
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Eddie's Seafood Market ©
Eddie's Seafood Market
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buckingham Palace and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Hampstead, and hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Hoek van Holland beach (in Hoek van Holland), Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House and browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam route planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hoek van Holland beach, Efteling, Keukenhof
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Hoek van Holland beach ©
Hoek van Holland beach
Bloemenmarkt ©
Bloemenmarkt

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