8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour itinerary planner

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London
— 1 night
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Salisbury
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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London

— 1 night

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.
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.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip maker website.

Leeds to London is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a 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 drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Salisbury

— 1 night
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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

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

Traveling by car from London to Salisbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

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.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salisbury to Edinburgh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; 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 · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

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.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.