13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

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13 days in England Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h
1
London
— 1 day
train:  2​h
2
York
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Chipping Campden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bath
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to York Bird of Prey Centre and World of James Herriot. You'll explore and learn at Fairfax House and Barley Hall. When in York, make a side trip to see Helmsley Castle in Helmsley, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the York day trip website .

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in York can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

World of James Herriot, Helmsley Castle, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
World of James Herriot ©
World of James Herriot

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of People's History Museum, then view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip website .

Traveling by train from York to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
People's History Museum ©
People's History Museum
Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery
Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem ©
Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem

1
night
Oxford

Oxford
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Oxford trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Manchester to Oxford takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Oxford are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Oxford

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

2
nights
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 12th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church, steep yourself in history at Belas Knap, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. James' Church, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery at The Guild, then admire the masterpieces at Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, and finally look for gifts at Toke's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St Lawrence's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Rollright Stones, and finally step into the grandiose world of Broughton Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chipping Campden route planner.

Getting from Oxford to Chipping Campden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Winchcombe, St. Edward's Church, Broughton Castle, Rollright Stones, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
Belas Knap ©
Belas Knap

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Sally Lunn's Museum, view the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Bath Street, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, then steep yourself in history at Lacock Abbey, and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath driving holiday site .

You can drive from Chipping Campden to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lacock Abbey, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Bath Street ©
Bath Street

3
nights
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, get engrossed in the history at British Library, then explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, and finally wander the streets of Westminster.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read London vacation website .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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