12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Windermere
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through North Laine, look for gifts at Gustamps, then make a trip to The Lanes, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Pavilion.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to London, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pentland Hills. Paxton House and Old Temple Kirk will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Don Coyote Outdoor Centre (in Lamancha), Glentress Forest (in Peebles) and Chain Bridge Honey Farm (in Berwick upon Tweed).

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip planner .

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Old Temple Kirk, Glentress Forest, Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
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Glentress Forest ©
Glentress Forest
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre ©
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll explore and learn at Lakeland Motor Museum and Stacey Moore Art Gallery. Bring the kids along to Silecroft Beach and South Lakes Safari Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Aysgarth Falls (in Aysgarth), Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (in Ingleton) and R.A. & J.S. Fletcher (in Grange-over-Sands). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle and pick up some local products at Melville Tyson Ltd.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Windermere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aysgarth Falls, Stacey Moore Art Gallery, Lakeland Motor Museum, Melville Tyson Ltd, R.A. & J.S. Fletcher
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South Lakes Safari Zoo ©
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

3
nights
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Kellie Miller Arts, then laugh and play at Brighton Palace Pier, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Be Chocolat, then take a stroll through Kemptown, and then try out the rides at Drusillas Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the London online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Windermere to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Drusillas Park
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Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
Drusillas Park ©
Drusillas Park
Kemptown ©
Kemptown

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