8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 2 nights
Train
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York
— 1 night
Train
3
Alnwick
— 1 night
Drive
4
Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read London online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Highlights from your trip
Buckingham Palace ©
Must see
Buckingham Palace
4.3
National Gallery ©
Art Museum
National Gallery
4.7
The British Museum ©
Art Museum
The British Museum
4.7

1
night
York

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at York Castle Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York attractions planner.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in York sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
York City Walls ©
Must see
York City Walls
4.7

1
night
Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, and then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Alnwick online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from York to Alnwick in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Alnwick Castle ©
Must see
Alnwick Castle
4.2

1
night
Holy Island

On the 19th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, then stroll through Ross Back Sands Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Holy Island road trip website.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Holy Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Holy Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Holy Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Holy Island to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Must see
Rosslyn Chapel
4.6
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4

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