8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner
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London
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Manchester
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London — 3 nights

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 29th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on Coda Falconry and then take a stroll through Chiswick. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, and finally shop like a local with Covent Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London online trip itinerary planner.

Nantes, France to London is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Nantes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 2nd (Sat).
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, browse the range of quality goods at Jenners, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Manchester — 2 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 4th (Mon), take a stroll through Gay Village.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to London.
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To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).
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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.
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