8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: London

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.
The British Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HMS Belfast and The Courtauld Gallery. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and wander the streets of Westminster.

To find maps, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London visit planner.

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

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

2
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Boer War Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster, get engrossed in the history at Holst Birthplace Museum, then look for gifts at Favourite Beers, then have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, and finally explore the historical opulence of Goodrich Castle. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Ashleworth Tithe Barn, play a few rounds at Lilley Brook Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, then sample the tasty concoctions at Battledown Brewery, and finally browse the different shops at John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham online travel planner .

Traveling by car from London to Cheltenham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Goodrich Castle, Ashleworth Tithe Barn
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Montpellier District ©
Montpellier District

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Let the collections at Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Jedburgh Abbey in Jedburgh, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cheltenham to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cheltenham in April since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jedburgh
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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