16 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

16 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Fly to Birmingham International Airport, Drive to Tewkesbury
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Tewkesbury
— 6 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
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Castle Combe
— 6 nights
Drive to Bristol Airport, Fly to Newark

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Tewkesbury

— 6 nights
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Sudeley Castle and Belas Knap. Venture out of the city with trips to Chipping Campden (Old Campden House, St. James' Church, &more), Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill) and Stroudwater Navigation (in Stroud). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Gloucester Docks, take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, and witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tewkesbury online holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Tewkesbury is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Tewkesbury is 5 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for slightly colder 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 Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 nights
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 get engrossed in the history at Snowshill Manor. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Living Green Centre, then delve into the distant past at Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and finally see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water travel planner.

Drive from Tewkesbury to Bourton-on-the-Water in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Castle Combe

— 6 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Castle Combe Village and Old Sarum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Chavenage House. Explore Castle Combe's surroundings by going to Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard, St. Mary's Church, &more), Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury) and Tintern Abbey (in Tintern).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Castle Combe trip planning website.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Castle Combe in 1.5 hours. In October in Castle Combe, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.