17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Winchcombe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
York
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Visit Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. The British Museum and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Banqueting House, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Hailes Abbey are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Corinium Museum and 44AD artspace. Venture out of the city with trips to Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cheltenham Minster (in Cheltenham). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, contemplate the long history of Old Baptist Chapel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

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Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Winchcombe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Wells Cathedral, Corinium Museum, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

2
nights
Winchcombe

Winchcombe ©
Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, then examine the collection at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Barnbury, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Belas Knap, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Winchcombe visit planning website .

You can drive from Bath to Winchcombe in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Winchcombe are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Winchcombe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Appreciate the collections at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Cockermouth Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Townend, examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School, admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and browse for treasures at The Fitzwilliam Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ambleside trip maker site .

You can drive from Winchcombe to Ambleside in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Troutbeck, Castle Crag, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Visit Chatsworth House and Durham Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Holy Trinity Parish Church (in Ashford-in-the-Water) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, go for a walk through York City Walls, examine the collection at The York Dungeon, and stop by Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the York online itinerary planner .

Getting from Ambleside to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bakewell, Durham
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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