8 days in Scotland, Wales & England Itinerary

8 days in Scotland, Wales & England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 1 night
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Llandudno

— 1 night
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, then make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Llandudno road trip site.

Drive from Edinburgh to Llandudno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Birmingham

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs and then shop like a local with Flat 8 Gallery.

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Drive from Llandudno to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

England travel guide

4.4
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.