8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Aberdeen
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then see the interesting displays at The British Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London route maker tool .

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to London due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then steep yourself in history at Dean Village, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums

2
nights
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 20th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at North East Falconry Centre, explore the historical opulence of Huntly Castle, then see the interesting displays at Grampian Transport Museum, then see the interesting displays at University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Slains Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Newburgh Seals Beach, explore the striking landscape at Bullers of Buchan, then take in nature's colorful creations at Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Aberdeen.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aberdeen trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Edzell Castle and Garden, Grampian Transport Museum, Newburgh Seals Beach, Huntly Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bullers of Buchan ©
Bullers of Buchan
Huntly Castle ©
Huntly Castle
Grampian Transport Museum ©
Grampian Transport Museum

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