10 days in Cotswolds, Somerset & Dorset Itinerary

10 days in Cotswolds, Somerset & Dorset Itinerary

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10 days in Cotswolds, Somerset & Dorset Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  2​h
1
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Weston super Mare
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

2
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Tewkesbury Abbey and St. Nicholas' Church. Take a break from the city and head to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and The Cotswold Range. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Baptist Chapel.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip app .

London to Cheltenham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Weston super Mare.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Bourton-on-the-Water, St. Nicholas' Church, Snowshill Manor, The Cotswold Range
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

2
nights
Weston super Mare

Weston super Mare ©
Weston-super-Mare is a seaside town in Somerset, England, on the Bristol Channel 18mi south west of Bristol between Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. On the 25th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Somerset Crafts, explore the fascinating underground world of Cheddar Gorge, and then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, explore the ancient world of Glastonbury Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, then stroll through Glastonbury Tor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bride’s Mound.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Weston super Mare trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Weston super Mare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cheltenham in August since evenings lows in Weston super Mare dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Weston super Mare

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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Cheddar Gorge ©
Cheddar Gorge
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Somerset Crafts ©
Somerset Crafts

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Longleat are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stonehenge and Malmesbury Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip site .

You can take a train from Weston super Mare to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Castle Combe Village, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Longleat
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Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

2
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
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 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach and then stroll through Bournemouth Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and then steep yourself in history at Kingston Lacy.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bournemouth road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bournemouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Kingston Lacy, Weymouth Beach, Monkey World
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

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