17 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

17 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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17 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Burford
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Wotton-under-Edge
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Berkeley
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
7
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Bibury
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Burford

Burford ©
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. On the 14th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, make a trip to The Model Village, then identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Onform London.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Burford journey builder tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Burford is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Burford, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Burford at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Burford

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

2
nights
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 16th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, then make a trip to High Street Chipping Campden, and finally stop by Toke's. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Shipston on Stour online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Burford to Shipston on Stour in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway Tower
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Batsford Arboretum ©
Batsford Arboretum
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

2
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, then take an unorthodox tour of Avebury Stone Circle, and then contemplate the long history of St Cyriac's Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Castle Combe trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Shipston on Stour to Castle Combe takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wotton-under-Edge.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Avebury Stone Circle, Westonbirt Arboretum, St Cyriac's Church
Highlights from your plan
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

1
night
Wotton-under-Edge

Wotton-under-Edge ©
Wotton-under-Edge is a market town within the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then stop by Stroud Farmers' Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wotton-under-Edge tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Castle Combe to Wotton-under-Edge in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Wotton-under-Edge are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berkeley.

Things to do in Wotton-under-Edge

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tetbury, Stroud Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Stroud Farmers' Market ©
Stroud Farmers' Market

2
nights
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a small town and parish in Gloucestershire, England. On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos, explore the historical opulence of Berkeley Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tintern Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Chepstow Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Thornbury Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Berkeley trip maker website .

Berkeley is very close to Wotton-under-Edge. October in Berkeley sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Berkeley

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Slimbridge, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle, Thornbury Castle
Highlights from your plan
Berkeley Castle ©
Berkeley Castle
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

2
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, then delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey, and then walk around Pittville Park. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks.

Plan my day in Cheltenham using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Berkeley to Cheltenham takes an hour. October in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sudeley Castle, Tewkesbury Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Pittville Park ©
Pittville Park

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hereford Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Highnam Court Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Gloucester Docks. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, then get to know the resident critters at The International Centre for Birds of Prey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Innocents Church.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Gloucester online road trip planner .

Gloucester is just a short distance from Cheltenham. In October, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bibury.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hereford Cathedral, The International Centre for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

2
nights
Bibury

Bibury ©
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get outside with The Cotswold Range, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St John Baptist, then examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row. Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, contemplate the long history of Chedworth Roman Villa, then stroll around Bibury Trout Farm, and finally explore the activities along River Coln.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bibury attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bibury takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bibury

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Chedworth Roman Villa, Church of St Peter & St Paul, St. Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Arlington Row ©
Arlington Row

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