8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Leeds
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
London
— 1 night
2
Salisbury
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
4
Inverness
— 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.
On the 25th (Sun), make a trip to Tower Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London attractions planner .

Leeds to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Leeds, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Salisbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 27th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, steep yourself in history at Old Sarum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salisbury trip maker .

You can take a train from London to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Salisbury sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up 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 ©
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Old Sarum
Old Sarum

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour builder .

Do a combination of train and flight from Salisbury to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salisbury in August, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and then take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness day trip planning website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Battlefield Select Tours ©
Battlefield Select Tours

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