12 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

12 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

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London
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Edinburgh
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London

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. National Gallery and Wallace Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and wander the streets of Westminster.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Scottish National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online journey planner.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in September, plan for little chillier days in Edinburgh, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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