10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Edinburgh & London Itinerary

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Edinburgh & London Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru, India

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, thenmake a trip to Mother House, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

Bengaluru to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in May since evenings lows in Kolkata (Calcutta) dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Walking tours
BBD Bagh ©
BBD Bagh
College Street (Boi Para) ©
College Street (Boi Para)

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Edinburgh takes 18.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. In May, Edinburgh is colder than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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London, United Kingdom

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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