12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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12 days in England Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
York
— 1 night
train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. Head to Covent Garden and Harrodsfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, make a trip to Big Ben, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dubai to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect London to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then choose your vessel at The Lady Lena. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, take in the exciting artwork at Victoria Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Pulteney Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery and Barrow, then examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bath holiday website .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Tours Transportation
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, then get interesting insight from Gloucester Narrowboats, then get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gloucester holiday builder app .

Getting from Bath to Gloucester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. July in Gloucester sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Sudeley Castle, Tewkesbury Abbey, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, surround yourself with nature on Predator Experience, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ambleside trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Gloucester to Ambleside by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Alpacaly Ever After, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lake Windermere, Catbells Lakeland Walk, The Lakes Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

1
night
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 5th (Mon), wander the streets of York Shambles, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, then steep yourself in history at York City Walls, and finally examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip builder website .

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

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