12 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

12 days in London & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly + Train:  14 h
1
London
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Seattle

7
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.
Visit Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Brighton (The Lanes & Brighton Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take a stroll through Greenwich, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Georgian House and Canongate Kirk. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, stroll through Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh route builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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