16 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

16 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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16 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Tewkesbury
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Castle Combe
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Newark

6
nights
Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury ©
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tewkesbury Abbey and Old Baptist Chapel. Popular historic sites such as Tewkesbury Battlefield and Hailes Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tewkesbury: Chipping Campden (Old Campden House, St. James' Church, & more), Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill) and Stow-on-the-Wold (Cotswold Cricket Museum, St. Edward's Church, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, stop by Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church, and see the interesting displays at John Moore Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tewkesbury trip planner .

Newark, USA to Tewkesbury is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Tewkesbury. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Tewkesbury, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Broadway
Highlights from your plan
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

2
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to The Model Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bourton On The Water Cemetery, then step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Living Green Centre, go for a walk through Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tewkesbury to Bourton-on-the-Water takes an hour. October in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Snowshill Manor, Sudeley Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor

6
nights
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Popular historic sites such as Castle Combe Village and Chavenage House are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Malmesbury Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castle Combe: Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard, St. Mary's Church, & more), Tintern Abbey (in Tintern) and Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Church, steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary The Virgin Church, and don't miss a visit to Lacock Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Castle Combe holiday planner .

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Castle Combe in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Castle Combe can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tetbury, Berkeley, Malmesbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Salisbury
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

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