18 days in Dubai & United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in Dubai & United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in Dubai & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
On the 9th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, then cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai online trip builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dubai. In August, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Speed Boats Tours

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, and admire the striking features of Mortonhall Crematorium.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dubai to Edinburgh takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In August, Edinburgh is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Stewart Brewing ©
Stewart Brewing

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along River Ness, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Fort George.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inverness vacation maker .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pollok House.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip maker app .

Getting from Inverness to Glasgow by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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The Burrell Collection ©
The Burrell Collection
Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre
Pollok House ©
Pollok House

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at British Ironwork Centre, make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and then explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles Parish Church and then take in nature's colorful creations at Trentham Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Liverpool are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wrexham, British Ironwork Centre, Trentham Gardens, National Trust - Chirk Castle
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National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ©
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Erddig ©
Erddig

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beachy Head (in Eastbourne), Portsmouth (The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, & more) and Brighton (Royal Pavilion, Brighton Beach, & more). There's more to do: snap pictures at Shoreham Tollbridge and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Good Shepherd.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth, Church of the Good Shepherd, Beachy Head, Shoreham Tollbridge
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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