8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Leeds
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
London
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Salisbury
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Leeds

1
night
London

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the London trip maker website.

Leeds to London is an approximately 2.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leeds in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Salisbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 27th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then contemplate the long history of Old Sarum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Salisbury online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Salisbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Salisbury sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Old Sarum
Old Sarum

2
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salisbury to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Salisbury in August: highs in Edinburgh hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 30th (Fri), gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, and then explore the activities along River Ness. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort George and then take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Battlefield Select Tours ©
Battlefield Select Tours
Fort George
Fort George

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