16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Shipston on Stour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Glastonbury
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Bath
— 5 nights
+3
train + Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Explore hidden gems such as Hampton Court Palace and St. Mary's Parish Church. Go for a jaunt from London to Iden to see All Saints Church about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, make a trip to Big Ben, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to London. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in London dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hampton Court Palace, St. Mary's Parish Church, All Saints Church
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Horsey Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Norwich day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from London to Norwich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Norwich sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gorleston Beach, Horsey Beach, Blickling Estate
Highlights from your plan
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate

1
night
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. On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, look for gifts at Whichford Pottery, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Edmund.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shipston on Stour trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Shipston on Stour takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Whichford Pottery ©
Whichford Pottery

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head outdoors with RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction, enjoy the sand and surf at Southbourne Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Wight Bear Ale House Micropub. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then get your game on at 6D Cinema, and finally see the interesting displays at Upside Down House.

Before you visit Bournemouth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Bournemouth in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction ©
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

few
hours
Glastonbury

Glastonbury ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Bride’s Mound, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muchelney Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Benedict's Church.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glastonbury holiday builder .

Getting from Bournemouth to Glastonbury by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Glastonbury can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Muchelney Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Muchelney Abbey ©
Muchelney Abbey
Bride’s Mound ©
Bride’s Mound

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle Combe Village and Bath Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Tintern Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Lacock Abbey (in Lacock), Goodrich Castle (in Goodrich) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, don't miss a visit to The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, browse the exhibits of 44AD artspace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bath trip maker .

Traveling by car from Glastonbury to Bath takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goodrich Castle, Tintern Abbey, Castle Combe Village, Stonehenge, Lacock Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

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