9 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

9 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

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9 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Benjamin Disraeli Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Gunnersbury Triangle.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our London route planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to London, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in London are cooler (19°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Gunnersbury Triangle ©
Gunnersbury Triangle
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & Rowdy Roddy Vintage) and Scottish Korean War Memorial (in Linlithgow). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Scottish Korean War Memorial
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Scottish National Gallery ©
Scottish National Gallery

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