14 days in England & Wales Itinerary

14 days in England & Wales Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colchester
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
York
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Betws-y-Coed
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Aberystwyth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Cheltenham
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
9
Tetbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Bath
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Southampton
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
12
Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
13
London
— 1 night
End: London

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Ely

Ely ©
On the 16th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Ely Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Oliver Cromwell's House, then see the interesting displays at The Stained Glass Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ely Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Newmarket Racecourses - Rowley Mile and then admire the natural beauty at Jubilee Gardens.

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Colchester to Ely is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Ely are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Ely

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Newmarket Racecourses - Rowley Mile
Highlights from your plan
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve ©
Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
The Stained Glass Museum ©
The Stained Glass Museum

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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.
To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the York road trip planner.

Take a train from Ely to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Sheffield.

Things to do in York

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Sheffield

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community farm and then admire the natural beauty at The Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheffield trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to Sheffield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Botanical Gardens ©
The Botanical Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library and then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Hideout Manchester.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester route planner.

Take a train from Sheffield to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Hideout Manchester ©
Virtual Hideout Manchester
The John Rylands Library ©
The John Rylands Library

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Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Sappers Suspension Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Swallow Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Old Church, then stroll around Zip World Fforest, and finally snap pictures at Pont-y-Pair Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Betws-y-Coed road trip planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Betws-y-Coed in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Swallow Falls ©
Swallow Falls
Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Sappers Suspension Bridge ©
Sappers Suspension Bridge

1
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Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth ©
Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, browse the collection at Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, appreciate the history behind The Book, then delve into the distant past at Aberystwyth Castle, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Seafront.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Aberystwyth day trip planning website.

You can drive from Betws-y-Coed to Aberystwyth in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum ©
Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum
The Seafront ©
The Seafront

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Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Llangennith Beach.

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You can drive from Aberystwyth to Swansea in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Swansea are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay

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Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and then stroll the grounds of Cheltenham Minster.

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Getting from Swansea to Cheltenham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tetbury.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gloucester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Cheltenham Minster ©
Cheltenham Minster

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Tetbury

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, then look for all kinds of wild species at Westonbirt Arboretum, then steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Saviour's Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tetbury trip planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Tetbury by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Tetbury

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum
Malmesbury Market Cross ©
Malmesbury Market Cross

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and then admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip planner.

You can drive from Tetbury to Bath in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Jane Austen Centre ©
The Jane Austen Centre

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Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross and then take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Southampton trip planning website.

Getting from Bath to Southampton by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Southampton can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hospital of St Cross
Highlights from your plan
Steamship Shieldhall ©
Steamship Shieldhall
Hospital of St Cross ©
Hospital of St Cross

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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, wander the streets of The Lanes, and then take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Southampton to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Big Ben and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip maker website.

Take a train from Brighton and Hove to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in London, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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