7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
3
London
— 3 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Edinburgh

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planning tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Edinburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bratislava to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bratislava in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Ambleside

— 2 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally explore the activities along Tarn Hows. On the next day, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, then look for all kinds of wild species at Walla Crag, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.