13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

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13 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Whitby
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
York
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

1
night
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 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to London. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Old Harry Rocks, then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Swanage itinerary tool .

Drive from London to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Swanage, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corfe Castle
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StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Old Harry Rocks ©
Old Harry Rocks

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

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Getting from Swanage to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Buttermere, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grasmere trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Bath to Grasmere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After, Buttermere Lake, Castle Crag
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

2
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 25th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bamburgh trip builder site .

You can drive from Grasmere to Bamburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

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nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Whitby Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Goathland Station, kick back and relax at Sandsend Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, then get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps, and finally make a trip to Whitby Harbour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Whitby trip planner .

Drive from Bamburgh to Whitby in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Whitby, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Goathland Station, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

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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.
Visiting RSPB Bempton Cliffs and York Bird of Prey Centre will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Rievaulx Abbey and Aysgarth Falls. When in York, make a side trip to see Fountains Abbey in Ripon, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Castle Howard, get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, steep yourself in history at York Minster, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Whitby to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, Fountains Abbey, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Aysgarth Falls, Rievaulx Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Aysgarth Falls ©
Aysgarth Falls
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre

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