8 days in Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne & London Itinerary

8 days in Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne & London Itinerary

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8 days in Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne & London Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  5​h
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
3
London
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Athens

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker tool .

Athens, Greece to Edinburgh is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around 17°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

5
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Castle, Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall and Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum. Explore Newcastle upon Tyne's surroundings by going to Alnwick (Alnwick Castle & The Alnwick Garden) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Never Give Up Newcastle, pause for some photo ops at The Angel of the North, and contemplate the long history of The Quayside.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne trip website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Alnwick, The Angel of the North, Durham Cathedral, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Ben, The British Museum and Houses of Parliament. On the 12th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally make a trip to Big Ben. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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