10 days in England Itinerary

10 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cockermouth
— 1 night
Drive
5
Windermere
— 2 nights
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London

— 3 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Stockholm, Sweden to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to London. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

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 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Chavenage House, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, admire the natural beauty at Parade Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths.

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Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 1 night
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Model Village, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cockermouth

— 1 night
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth travel planner.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Cockermouth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Bourton-on-the-Water in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cockermouth, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Museums · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chruch, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip app.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.