10 days in Edinburgh & London Itinerary

10 days in Edinburgh & London Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
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London
— 7 nights

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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 7th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then contemplate the long history of Georgian House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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London — 7 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coca-Cola London Eye as well as Stonehenge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Avebury Manor (in Avebury), Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our London sightseeing app.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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