6 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

6 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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The Square Mile

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 The British Museum and National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip builder site.

Madrid, Spain to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in May, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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City of a Thousand Trades

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.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Birmingham in 2 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 fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Athens of the North

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.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planning website.

You can fly from Birmingham to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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United Kingdom travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.