8 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

8 days in London & Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom planner
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London
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly

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London — 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London driving holiday site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to London. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip maker tool.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then stop by Robertsons. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach, walk around Ness Islands, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness route builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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