7 days in London, York & Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in London, York & Edinburgh Itinerary

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London
— 3 nights
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York
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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London

— 3 nights

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Malaga, Spain to London is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Malaga to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malaga in January: high temperatures in London hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

York

— 1 night

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Pylones, take a stroll through York Shambles, then admire the striking features of York Minster, then go for a walk through York City Walls, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in York sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip tool.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks