16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: South Molton
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Whitby
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Chippenham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: South Molton

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. On the 15th (Sun), stroll through Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Collegiate Church of St Mary's, take an in-depth tour of Lord Leycester Hospital, then contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then get to know the fascinating history of The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Henley Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Guild Chapel, explore the galleries of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's New Place, then steep yourself in history at The Almshouses, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Mary the Virgin.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon driving holiday planner .

South Molton to Stratford-upon-Avon is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Warwick, The Church of St Mary the Virgin
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Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Collegiate Church of St Mary's ©
Collegiate Church of St Mary's
Lord Leycester Hospital ©
Lord Leycester Hospital

2
nights
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 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, then look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, then see the interesting displays at World of James Herriot, and finally steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the York day trip app .

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rievaulx Abbey, World of James Herriot, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey

4
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
Explore hidden gems such as Danes Dyke and Hexham Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ryedale Folk Museum and Bondville Model Village. Explore Whitby's surroundings by going to Filey Museum (in Filey), Flamborough Lighthouse (in Flamborough) and Chesters Roman Fort (in Hexham).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitby trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from York to Whitby by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Whitby sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Lincoln.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bridlington, Robin Hoods Bay, Hexham, Filey Museum, Raby Castle
Highlights from your plan
Danes Dyke ©
Danes Dyke
Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, take an in-depth tour of The Collection, steep yourself in history at Woolsthorpe Manor, then step into the grandiose world of Newark Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Workhouse, Southwell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Whitby to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Woodstock.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Newark-on-Trent, Woolsthorpe Manor, Papplewick Pumping Station
Highlights from your plan
Woolsthorpe Manor ©
Woolsthorpe Manor
Southwell Minster ©
Southwell Minster
The Workhouse, Southwell ©
The Workhouse, Southwell

2
nights
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is a market town and civil parish northwest of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Oxfordshire Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Witney Blanket Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Woodstock trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Woodstock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chippenham.

Things to do in Woodstock

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Witney
Highlights from your plan
St. Martin's Church ©
St. Martin's Church
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote ©
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote

2
nights
Chippenham

Chippenham ©
Chippenham is a historic market town in Wiltshire, England, east of Bath and west of London. On the 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Chippenham Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bowood House and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. James, then explore the ancient world of West Kennet Avenue, and finally explore the ancient world of Silbury Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, then contemplate the long history of Great Chalfield Manor, and finally steep yourself in history at St Cyriac's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chippenham trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Woodstock to Chippenham in 1.5 hours. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chippenham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Avebury, Chavenage House, Malmesbury Abbey, Great Chalfield Manor, Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
West Kennet Long Barrow ©
West Kennet Long Barrow
Silbury Hill ©
Silbury Hill

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