7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 1 night
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Andrews
— 1 night
Fly

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London — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, then don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and finally make a trip to Tower Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Clarence House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London vacation tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary app.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): bet on your favorite at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Museums · Parks
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then head outdoors with Calum's Seal Trips, and then don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye day trip planning tool.

Drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tee off at Kingsbarns Golf Links, step off the mainland to explore Isle of May National Nature Reserve, and then tee off at St Andrews Links.

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Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to St. Andrews takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in St. Andrews can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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