13 days in London, Manchester & Edinburgh Itinerary

13 days in London, Manchester & Edinburgh Itinerary

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London
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Manchester
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Edinburgh
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London

— 4 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London planner.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to London. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days in London, with highs around 11°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Manchester

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and St Anne's Church, Baslow (in Baslow). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, bet on your favorite at Stonerig Raceway, get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, and get interesting insight from Peak Mountaineering.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manchester trip site.

Getting from London to Manchester by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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