5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Drive
1
Alnwick
— 1 day
Train
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
3
London
— 2 nights
Fly

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1
day
Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Embleton Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alnwick day trip planning site.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Alnwick is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

2
nights
London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then walk around St. James's Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.