10 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

10 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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10 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
1
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Asheville


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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 22nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Longleat. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder website .

Asheville, USA to Bath is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Castle Combe Village, Longleat
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Longleat ©
Longleat
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of HMS Warrior 1860, learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, and finally examine the collection at Beaulieu National Motor Museum. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach, then admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower.

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

Traveling by car from Bath to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach
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HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

3
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 some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Tower of London. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London online travel route planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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