8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

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York
— 1 day
Train
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
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London
— 3 nights
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York

— 1 day

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and then take a stroll through York Shambles.

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Manchester to York is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle and then explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden.

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Traveling by train from York to Alnwick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

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Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower of London, and get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train 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.