15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly + train:  15​h
1
York
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Durham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Woolacombe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Buffalo

1
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.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, wander the streets of York Shambles, then look for gifts at Hebden Tea Company, and finally stop by The Shop That Must Not Be Named. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Imaginarium, look for gifts at The Cat Gallery, stop by Pylones, then take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, and finally look for gifts at Travelling Man.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary maker tool .

Buffalo, USA to York is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In May, York is little chillier than Buffalo - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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York Shambles ©
York Shambles
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durham Cathedral, then get outside with Seaham Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Durham trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Durham, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, and then stop by Waterside Food and Craft Market. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Roly's Fudge, stop by Alain Rouveure Galleries, and then play a few rounds at Welford-On-Avon Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from Durham to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durham in May since evenings lows in Stratford-upon-Avon dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Alain Rouveure Galleries, Cotswolds Distillery, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach and then stroll through Crantock Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Godrevy Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St Ives trip planner.

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to St Ives in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in May, plan for slightly colder days in St Ives, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Godrevy Beach, Perranporth Beach, Crantock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

1
night
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Barricane Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woolacombe Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Saunton Beach.

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Traveling by car from St Ives to Woolacombe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain and then tee off at Cotswold Edge Golf Club.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Cotswold Edge Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Churchill War Rooms and Natural History Museum. Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Harrods, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London trip planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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