13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

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13 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Oxford
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Cambridge
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
London
— 5 nights
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.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bath Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip site .

London to Bath is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Dyrham Park
Highlights from your plan
Bath Street ©
Bath Street
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Dyrham Park ©
Dyrham Park

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of White Horse Hill, examine the collection at Didcot Railway Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Dorchester Abbey, and finally admire the striking features of Sheldonian Theatre.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Oxford road trip app .

Getting from Bath to Oxford by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dorchester Abbey, Aston Pottery, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Bicester Village, White Horse Hill
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Didcot Railway Centre ©
Didcot Railway Centre

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon online holiday planner .

Drive from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oxford in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall ©
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Stalls Lifestyle ©
Stalls Lifestyle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sutton Park, browse the different shops at Grand Central, and then examine the collection at Cadbury World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Walsall Arboretum, then shop like a local with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Tamworth Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Walsall Arboretum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Sutton Park, Tamworth Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tamworth Castle ©
Tamworth Castle
Sutton Park ©
Sutton Park
Walsall Arboretum ©
Walsall Arboretum

1
night
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. John's College. On the 24th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Backs, stop by Fudge Kitchen, and then steep yourself in history at St. John's College.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Cambridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cambridge are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Backs ©
The Backs
St. John's College ©
St. John's College

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Wallace Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at Churchill War Rooms and The British Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Tower of London, view the masterpieces at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, look for gifts at London Brass-Rubbing Centre, and pick up some local products at Southbank Centre Food Markets.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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