9 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

9 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

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9 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: London
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London
— 2 nights
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train + foot + Fly:  8​h
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Fly + foot + train:  8​h
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London
— 2 nights
End: London

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Handel & Hendrix in London, Beefeater Gin Distillery, HMS Belfast, and other attractions. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Tower Bridge and don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read London route planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Original London Sightseeing Tour ©
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse, Writers' Museum, Scottish National Gallery, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker app .

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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London

London ©
You've added Queen's House, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), look and learn at Royal Observatory Greenwich, then step aboard Cutty Sark, then examine the collection at National Maritime Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Queen's House. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a spin around town with London Bicycle Tour Company.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Cutty Sark ©
Cutty Sark
London Bicycle Tour Company ©
London Bicycle Tour Company
Royal Observatory Greenwich ©
Royal Observatory Greenwich