Route & dates
Train: 1 h 45 min
London— 20 nights
Fly: 3 h 15 min
Edinburgh— 19 nights
Fly: 4 h
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.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Stratford-upon-Avon (Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, &more), Salisbury (Old Sarum & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta) and Warwick (Old Court House, Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.
Nottingham to London is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.
Things to do in London
Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Bourton-on-the-Water, Salisbury
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Athens of the North
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol), Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow Cathedral, &more) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel planner.
Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Edinburgh
Glasgow, Bamburgh, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Beadnell Bay Beach, Isle of May National Nature Reserve
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