17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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Train
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Canterbury
— 1 day
Drive
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Salisbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Bath
— 3 nights
Train
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Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leeds
— 1 night
Drive
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Alnwick
— 1 night
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Canterbury

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Siesta, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Gate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Joe's Bows, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abbots Mill Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Canterbury holiday planner.

London to Canterbury is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salisbury.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Salisbury

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then contemplate the long history of Mompesson House, then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and finally admire the striking features of Sarum College.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salisbury trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Canterbury to Salisbury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

3
nights
Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury), Wotton-under-Edge (Walks around Wotton-under-Edge & Fifi's Fancy Furniture) and St. Mary's Church (in Berkeley). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, walk around Stroudwater Navigation, pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church, and contemplate the long history of Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

Getting from Salisbury to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Oxford

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Step out of Oxford with an excursion to OnTarget - Indoor Air Rifle Range in Northampton--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Combe Mill.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford route app.

Traveling by train from Bath to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Oxford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

4
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, look for gifts at The Baobab Tree, have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip maker tool.

You can drive from Oxford to Bourton-on-the-Water in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

3
nights
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. Change things up with a short trip to Showborough House Sculpture Garden in Tewkesbury (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Edmund.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon tour planner.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Leeds

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Armouries Museum, get outside with Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, then browse the collection at Shadwell Library, Arts Centre and Cafe, and finally look for gifts at Scent Salim.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeds road trip planning website.

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in March, things will get a bit cooler in Leeds: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Leeds

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

1
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Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Embleton Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip website.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Alnwick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
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.

Warwickshire travel guide

3.9
Castles · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
If it hadn’t been the birthplace of a world-famous playwright, Warwickshire could have been just another picture-perfect English county with verdant rolling hills and scenic market towns. William Shakespeare was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon, one of the region’s prosperous centers of culture, art, and commerce. The county abounds in sites linked to the renowned artist’s life, hosting a multitude of special events and art festivals that draw visitors from around the world. Tourist numbers diminish away from these bustling cultural attractions, offering travelers numerous opportunities to step off the beaten path and have a relaxing sightseeing experience on quiet country roads and walking trails.

Northumberland travel guide

4.3
Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, Northumberland is considered one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in the entire UK. The region is best explored by car, on the county's well-maintained and very quiet roads. Visitors to the area often report driving distances of over 100 km (70 mi) and meeting only a dozen other cars. In a country so modernized and populous, it's hard to imagine such an undiscovered area of wilderness and tranquility. As you drive over the rugged landscape, only a few houses and some secluded villages dot the horizon. With a mere hour separating it from the Scottish capital, it has a distinctly Scottish feel.