12 days in London, Lake District & Edinburgh Itinerary

12 days in London, Lake District & Edinburgh Itinerary

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12 days in London, Lake District & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h
1
London
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
2
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Beachy Head and Regent's Canal. Get some historical perspective at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Weybridge (Brooklands Museum & Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands) and Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and steep yourself in history at HMS Belfast.

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New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect London to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Weybridge, Hever Castle & Gardens, Beachy Head
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Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Brooklands Museum ©
Brooklands Museum

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get some historical perspective at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catbells Lakeland Walk and Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: Hareshaw Linn (in Bellingham) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston.

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Traveling by train from London to Grasmere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Catbells Lakeland Walk, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Hareshaw Linn, Lake Windermere
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then don't miss a visit to Calton Hill, then explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Castle Thai Spa. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Linlithgow Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Childhood.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh visit planner .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Falkirk Wheel
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace

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