7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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7 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  1​h
1
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Waddesdon Manor.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oxford road trip planner.

London to Oxford is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waddesdon Manor, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Blenheim Palace
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Waddesdon Manor ©
Waddesdon Manor
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

4
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Corfe Castle and Hengistbury Head Beach. Popular historic sites such as Osborne House and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta are in your itinerary. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth), Wight Karting (in Ryde) and Brighton (Gustamps & The Lanes). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum and learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth visit planner .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Wight Karting, Hengistbury Head Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Corfe Castle
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The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

1
night
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip site .

You can fly from Portsmouth to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Parks
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Scottish National Gallery ©
Scottish National Gallery
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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