8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
London
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dublin

2
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then look for gifts at Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio. On your second day here, look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, look for gifts at Topping & Company Booksellers, look for gifts at A Yarn Story, look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, then stop by The Silver Shop of Bath, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Bath is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

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Emma Rose Art Works ©
Emma Rose Art Works
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

3
days
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, shop like a local with Covent Garden, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to York.

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Harrods ©
Harrods
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
day
York

York ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at The Imaginarium, then look for gifts at Hebden Tea Company, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in York are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

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York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Hebden Tea Company ©
Hebden Tea Company
The Imaginarium ©
The Imaginarium

2
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wide array of goods at Jenners, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, stop by Miss Katie Cupcake, then contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, and finally stop by I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel planner .

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Real Mary King's Close ©
Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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