14 days in England Itinerary

14 days in England Itinerary

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14 days in England Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

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 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally delve into the distant past at Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, then play a few rounds at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, and then steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Bath is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
nights
Shipston on Stour

Shipston on Stour ©
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then play a few rounds at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, then savor a hot drink at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shipston on Stour online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bath to Shipston on Stour takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, St. Edward's Church, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Silecroft Beach and then kick back and relax at Seascale Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery, explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haverigg Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ambleside trip planning tool .

You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Ambleside in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kendal, Haverigg Beach, Silecroft Beach, Seascale Beach
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Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, then take in the exciting artwork at Pyramid Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of York Shambles. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ambleside to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

4
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.
Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read London trip app .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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