4 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

4 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to Cardiff


London — 1 night

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 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London online vacation planner.

Cardiff to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Edinburgh — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning tool.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 11th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, hike along Glencoe Lochan, hike along Lost Valley Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Loch Linnhe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Glencoe online trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Glencoe are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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United Kingdom travel guide

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.