12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
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Bath
— 1 night
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London

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: IWM Duxford (in Duxford), Wimpole Estate (in Arrington) and Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London travel planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Grasmere

— 2 nights
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Alcock Tarn, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, then view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grasmere tour builder app.

Traveling by car from London to Grasmere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Liverpool

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 30th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum, steep yourself in history at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, then contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and finally steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip planning app.

Getting from Grasmere to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Bath at Work, pause for some photo ops at Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Globe, engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bath online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

England travel guide

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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.