6 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

6 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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6 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  5​h
1
London
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Madrid

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday app.

Madrid, Spain to London is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, have some family-friendly fun at Matrix Virtual Reality, then get outside with Flatout Factory, and finally don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Birmingham

Outdoors Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Birmingham Back to Backs ©
Birmingham Back to Backs
Brindleyplace ©
Brindleyplace

2
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planning website.

You can fly from Birmingham to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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