11 days in Edinburgh & London Itinerary

11 days in Edinburgh & London Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 15 min
2
London
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Eddie's Seafood Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, look for gifts at Robert Graham 1874 Whisky & Cigars, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Charterhouse and then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

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Getting from Edinburgh to London by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Charterhouse ©
The Charterhouse
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore Edinburgh further: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and look for gifts at Miss Katie Cupcake.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip tool.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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