11 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

11 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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11 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Leamington Spa
Drive:  1​h
1
Burford
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Cheltenham
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Cirencester
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Castle Combe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Chipping Campden
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Stow-on-the-Wold
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Tetbury
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
9
Painswick
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Port Elizabeth

1
night
Burford

Burford ©
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and then sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Burford road trip planning app .

Leamington Spa to Burford is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Burford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Burford

Breweries & Distilleries Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Hook Norton Brewery
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Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

1
night
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. On the 8th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then admire the natural beauty at Living Green Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planning tool .

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a stone's throw from Burford. In May, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Birdland ©
Birdland

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle and then wander the streets of Montpellier District.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cheltenham day trip planning site .

Cheltenham is just a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water. Traveling from Bourton-on-the-Water in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Cheltenham. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sudeley Castle
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Montpellier District ©
Montpellier District

1
night
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): play a few rounds at Cirencester Golf Club, look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Arlington Row.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip itinerary tool .

Cirencester is just a stone's throw from Cheltenham. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Cirencester

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Arlington Row
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Cirencester Golf Club ©
Cirencester Golf Club
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Arlington Row ©
Arlington Row

1
night
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): play a few rounds at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lacock Abbey.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Castle Combe travel route website .

You can drive from Cirencester to Castle Combe in an hour. In May in Castle Combe, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lacock Abbey, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club ©
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

1
night
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then look for gifts at Toke's, and finally take in the pleasant sights at High Street Chipping Campden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chipping Campden itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Castle Combe to Chipping Campden in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Chipping Campden can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Broadway Tower
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden
High Street Chipping Campden ©
High Street Chipping Campden

1
night
Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold ©
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, then contemplate the long history of Chastleton House and Garden, and then take a stroll through Moreton in Marsh.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Stow-on-the-Wold planning website .

Stow-on-the-Wold is very close to Chipping Campden. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chipping Campden in May since evenings lows in Stow-on-the-Wold dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tetbury.

Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moreton-in-Marsh
Highlights from your plan
Moreton in Marsh ©
Moreton in Marsh
Chastleton House and Garden ©
Chastleton House and Garden
St. Edward's Church ©
St. Edward's Church

1
night
Tetbury

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove and then admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tetbury trip builder .

You can drive from Stow-on-the-Wold to Tetbury in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Painswick.

Things to do in Tetbury

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

1
night
Painswick

Painswick ©
Painswick is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Painswick Beacon, then admire the natural beauty at Painswick Rococo Garden, then take in the pleasant sights at Cotswolds Way, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Painswick.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Painswick trip app .

Painswick is just a stone's throw from Tetbury. In May, daytime highs in Painswick are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Painswick

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Painswick Rococo Garden ©
Painswick Rococo Garden
St Marys Painswick ©
St Marys Painswick
Painswick Beacon ©
Painswick Beacon

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