7 days in Edinburgh, Birmingham & London Itinerary

7 days in Edinburgh, Birmingham & London Itinerary

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7 days in Edinburgh, Birmingham & London Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  3​h 30​min
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
3
London
— 3 nights
End: London

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in the awesome beauty at Arthur's Seat, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Birmingham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Stratford Town Walk, and then admire the striking features of Mary Arden's Farm. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, then look for gifts at Roly's Fudge Pantry Stratford-upon-Avon, and then cruise along The Open Road - Day Drives.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Edinburgh to Birmingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Birmingham sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Birmingham

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Stratford-upon-Avon, The Open Road
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Stratford Town Walk ©
Stratford Town Walk
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

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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, sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take a stroll through Clerkenwell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip generator.

Getting from Birmingham to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Birmingham in August since evenings lows in London dip to 17°C.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Clerkenwell ©
Clerkenwell
Hatton Garden Jeweller ©
Hatton Garden Jeweller

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