14 days in Edinburgh & England Itinerary

14 days in Edinburgh & England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Train
2
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
4
Wareham
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Taxi to Newport
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Newport, Isle of Wight
— 1 night
Ferry to Southampton, Fly to Vancouver

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Linlithgow Palace and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Stirling (Stirling Castle & Allan Park South Church). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Holyrood Abbey, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

Alnwick

— 3 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Explore hidden gems such as Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lindisfarne Priory and Alnwick Castle. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle, then admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln driving holiday tool.

Getting from Alnwick to Lincoln by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wareham.

Things to do in Lincoln

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Wareham

— 2 nights
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about all things military at The Tank Museum and then stroll through Monkey World. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle and then make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wareham route planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Wareham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and flight. In June in Wareham, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Wareham

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Portsmouth

— 2 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Mary Rose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, and then steep yourself in history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth attractions planner.

You can drive from Wareham to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Newport, Isle of Wight

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Carisbrooke Castle, stop by The Garlic Farm, and then steep yourself in history at Osborne House.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newport itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Portsmouth to Newport in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Newport sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.