8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 2 nights
Train
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Windermere
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kids will enjoy Natural History Museum and National Gallery. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a train to Windermere.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

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Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 14th (Thu), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then don't miss a visit to Latterbarrow.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Windermere holiday planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Calton Hill, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have some family-friendly fun at Infinity Trampoline Park Inverness, then get your game on at Wildwoodz, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cairngorm Brewery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.