8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Ambleside
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Inverness, Scotland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Durham

1
day
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School, then contemplate the long history of Townend, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside road trip site .

Durham to Ambleside is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Troutbeck
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Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School
Townend ©
Townend
Jesus Church ©
Jesus Church

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Nature in Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, and finally head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Gloucester

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Head 4 Heights Waterpark
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Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and The British Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip planning website .

Getting from Gloucester to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), step into the grandiose world of Fort George, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness itinerary maker app .

You can fly from London to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, expect Inverness to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Rosemarkie Beach, Clava Cairns
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Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

2
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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