17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Grange-over-Sands
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
York
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oxford
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Haywards Heath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Auckland

1
day
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
On the 19th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, sample the tasty concoctions at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Predator Experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grange-over-Sands trip itinerary planning tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Grange-over-Sands is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Auckland to Grange-over-Sands. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Unsworth’s Yard Brewery ©
Unsworth’s Yard Brewery

1
night
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 20th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Guildhall, admire the striking features of York Shambles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, then don't miss a visit to York City Walls, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York route maker website .

You can drive from Grange-over-Sands to York in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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York Minster ©
York Minster
York Shambles ©
York Shambles
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

4
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. Family-friendly places like The Roman Baths and Cotswold Farm Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Spas (in Bath) and Head 4 Heights Ltd (in Shorncote). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Lilley Brook Golf Club, get outside with Dub-u, take a stroll through Montpellier District, and catch the contagious excitement of Cheltenham Racecourse.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cheltenham trip planner.

You can drive from York to Cheltenham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from York in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cheltenham, with lows around 7°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Outdoors Golf Casinos

Side Trips

Bath, Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, admire all the interesting features of Balliol College, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cheltenham in April, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Oxford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tower Bridge and Coca-Cola London Eye. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, wander the streets of Hampstead, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Oxford to London in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Haywards Heath.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Golf
Highlights from your plan
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

3
nights
Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath ©
Haywards Heath is a town in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wakehurst. On the 28th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Nymans and then get in on the family fun at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ouse Valley Viaduct, take in nature's colorful creations at Wakehurst, and then find something for the whole family at Drusillas Park.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Haywards Heath trip planner .

You can drive from London to Haywards Heath in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Haywards Heath can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haywards Heath

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Drusillas Park, Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Highlights from your plan
Nymans ©
Nymans
Drusillas Park ©
Drusillas Park

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