12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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12 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
York
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
London

London ©
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 a sense of the local culture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Churchill War Rooms. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and wander the streets of Hampstead.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip builder app .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally delve into the distant past at Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get outside with The Cotswold Range, get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bath visit planner.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cirencester, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Shipston on Stour

Shipston on Stour ©
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then tee off at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, then stop by Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, then see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, and then stroll through Snowshill Manor.

Make your Shipston on Stour itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bath to Shipston on Stour in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Edward's Church, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, then get outside with Alpacaly Ever After, and then stroll through Seascale Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silecroft Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grasmere using our trip planner.

Drive from Shipston on Stour to Grasmere in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Seascale Beach, Silecroft Beach, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

2
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then view the masterpieces at Pyramid Gallery, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, then contemplate the long history of York City Walls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read York day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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