18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  27​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Royal Air Force Museum London and Natural History Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Royal Observatory Greenwich. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London online sightseeing planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to London is minus 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Childrens Museums
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Royal Air Force Museum London ©
Royal Air Force Museum London
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Step off the beaten path and head to The Mary Rose Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Southsea Beach and Sir George Staunton Country Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, explore the historical opulence of Southsea Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Marines Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Southsea Rose Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. August in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Blue Reef Aquarium ©
Blue Reef Aquarium
Clarence Pier ©
Clarence Pier

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Family-friendly places like Fistral Beach Bar and Towan Beach will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Holywell Bay Beach. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Jungle Jack's, and find something for the whole family at Asylum Entertainment.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Newquay trip builder site .

Getting from Portsmouth to Newquay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Jungle Jack's ©
Jungle Jack's
Asylum Entertainment ©
Asylum Entertainment

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Holyrood Park and Greyfriars Kirk. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online attractions planner .

Fly from Newquay to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Room Escape Games

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