9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive
3
London
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

Grand Rapids, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in September, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Oxford.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Oxford — 3 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, and then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Oxford takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Oxford, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to London.
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Museums · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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London — 2 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our London online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in London are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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