12 days in Birmingham, London & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Birmingham
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London
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Edinburgh
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Birmingham
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Birmingham — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and then don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Birmingham is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Birmingham to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.
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London — 4 nights

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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and admire the striking features of Tower of London.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip planning app.

You can take a train from Birmingham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, appreciate the history behind Greyfriars Bobby, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Birmingham.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Birmingham — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for gifts at I Had One of Those, then steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Gas Street Basin, hit the slopes at SnowDome, and then make a trip to Birmingham New Street Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Birmingham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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