8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + train:  29​h
1
Southampton
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cardiff
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
London
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland

1
night
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. On the 1st (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Southampton online vacation builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Southampton is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Southampton: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge
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Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Bath visit planner .

Traveling by car from Southampton to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Walking tours

few
hours
Cardiff

Cardiff
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff online vacation planner .

Getting from Bath to Cardiff by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.
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2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cardiff to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through Hampstead, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London travel route planning site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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