8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route maker

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
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London
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally get great views at Calton Hill.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

St. Helier, Jersey

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Jersey Zoo and then examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Helier travel route website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to St. Helier in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Helier when traveling from Edinburgh in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.