11 days in South West England & Birmingham Itinerary

11 days in South West England & Birmingham Itinerary

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11 days in South West England & Birmingham Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Swindon
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Birmingham
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Around and About Bath, Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio and The Circus. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Circus, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Around and About Bath, then enjoy breathtaking views from Cabot Tower, and then stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary maker app .

London to Bath is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cabot Tower
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Circus
The Circus
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

3
nights
Swindon

Swindon ©
Swindon is a large town, in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35mi to the west and Reading, 35mi to the east. Wyvern Theatre has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see a show at Wyvern Theatre, identify plant and animal life at UK Wolf Conservation Trust, then contemplate the long history of Basildon Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Buscot House and then explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Swindon day trip site .

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Swindon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Swindon sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Swindon

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Gloucester Docks, Basildon Park, Avebury Stone Circle, Buscot House
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
UK Wolf Conservation Trust ©
UK Wolf Conservation Trust

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. You've now added Alton Towers to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cotswold Motoring Museum and Hidcote Manor Garden. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh online trip planner .

You can drive from Swindon to Moreton-in-Marsh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Sudeley Castle, Rollright Stones, Alton Towers Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bullring Birmingham, Lichfield Cathedral, Cadbury World, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Lichfield Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, see the interesting displays at British Ironwork Centre, then see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, then shop like a local with Bullring Birmingham, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Carding Mill Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Croft Castle and Parkland and then take an in-depth tour of Blists Hill Victorian Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham vacation planner .

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Birmingham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Birmingham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Telford, Croft Castle and Parkland, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, Black Country Living Museum, Carding Mill Valley
Highlights from your plan
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Carding Mill Valley ©
Carding Mill Valley
Lichfield Cathedral ©
Lichfield Cathedral