17 days in Scotland, Lake District & London Itinerary

17 days in Scotland, Lake District & London Itinerary

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17 days in Scotland, Lake District & London Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Keswick
— 4 nights
Bus + Train:  4​h
3
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to The Marshmallow Lady and Cadenhead'sfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, look for gifts at Doodles, browse the range of quality goods at Jenners, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh journey builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Edinburgh, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

4
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Do your shopping at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and The Soap Co Cic. Family-friendly places like Zipline and Brockhole on Windermere will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). There's still lots to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Aira Force Waterfall, look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Keswick trip site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Keswick by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in July since evenings lows in Keswick dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Windermere, Buttermere Lake, Aira Force Waterfall
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Tower Bridge and Kings Cross Pond Club. For shopping fun, head to Covent Garden or Brook Green Market and Kitchen. When in London, make a side trip to see Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay, approximately Billericay away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

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Getting from Keswick to London by combination of bus and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keswick in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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