8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Peterborough
— 1 night
3
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Rome

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Calton Hill and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh journey website .

Rome, Italy to Edinburgh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Peterborough.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

1
night
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011. On the 23rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Holme Fen National Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Lattersey Local Nature Reserve, then admire the landmark architecture of Peterborough Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Railworld Wildlife Haven.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Peterborough tour planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Peterborough takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Peterborough, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Holme Fen National Nature Reserve ©
Holme Fen National Nature Reserve
Lattersey Local Nature Reserve ©
Lattersey Local Nature Reserve
Peterborough Cathedral ©
Peterborough Cathedral

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London vacation site .

You can take a train from Peterborough to London in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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