8 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

8 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
3
Inverness
— 2 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.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read London online journey planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then experience rural life at Robertsons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach, walk around Ness Islands, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness journey planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Tours Parks

Side Trips

Robertsons, Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Rosemarkie Beach
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
Distillery Tours
Ness Islands ©
Ness Islands

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