8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly
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Bideford
— 1 night
Drive
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Newquay
— 1 night
Drive
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Warminster
— 1 night
Drive
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Bournemouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): walk around Princes Street Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glenkinchie Distillery, then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in December, with highs in Edinburgh at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bideford.
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Bideford — 1 night

Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at RHS Garden Rosemoor, then get in on the family fun at The Big Sheep., and then kick back and relax at Westward Ho Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bideford sightseeing planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Bideford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bideford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Newquay.
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Newquay — 1 night

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Lobster Hatchery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Newquay vacation maker site.

You can drive from Bideford to Newquay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warminster.
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Warminster — 1 night

Warminster is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum. On the 8th (Thu), make a trip to Caen Hill Locks, go for a walk through Stourhead House and Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Longleat.

Before you visit Warminster, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Newquay to Warminster in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Warminster can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bournemouth.
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Bournemouth — 2 nights

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Hengistbury Head Beach, then walk around Lower Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bournemouth holiday builder tool.

Getting from Warminster to Bournemouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 11th (Sun), wander the streets of North Laine, wander the streets of The Lanes, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Pavilion.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Brighton and Hove takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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