15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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Durham
— 1 night
Drive
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Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive
6
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Bath
— 2 nights
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London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Covent Garden and Harrods. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip website.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to London. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in London at 61°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, admire the striking features of York Minster, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and then examine the collection at The York Dungeon.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip maker website.

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Durham

— 1 night
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Durham Market Hall.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durham online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Durham by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Durham, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Shopping

Grange-over-Sands

— 2 nights
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally browse for treasures at The Fitzwilliam Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grange-over-Sands journey planner.

Drive from Durham to Grange-over-Sands in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 1 night
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. On the 11th (Sun), stop by Hartington Cheese Shop, view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bakewell trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Grange-over-Sands to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. October in Bakewell sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bakewell

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 2 nights
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then steep yourself in history at The Gallery at The Guild, then view the masterpieces at Peter Martin Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Barnbury, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St. Mary.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moreton-in-Marsh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Moreton-in-Marsh, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.