8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Durness
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Wee Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Balnakeil Craft Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durness trip planner.

Newark, USA to Durness is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Newark in June: highs in Durness hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwood Bay Beach
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Tate Modern capture your imagination. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Covent Garden, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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