18 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

18 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Cheltenham
— 1 day
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Burford
— 2 nights
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Chipping Campden
— 3 nights
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Broadway
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stow-on-the-Wold
— 1 night
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Bibury
— 3 nights
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Cheltenham

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Montpellier District, then walk around Pittville Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are RAF Brize Norton, Birmingham International Airport and Bristol Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Burford.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Spas · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burford

— 2 nights
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, and finally get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael and St Martins Church and then browse the different shops at Bicester Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Burford day trip planning website.

Burford is very close to Cheltenham. October in Burford sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Burford

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden

— 3 nights
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Bourton House Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. James' Church. On the next day, hike along Walk to Broadway Tower, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, stop by Toke's, then take in the pleasant sights at High Street Chipping Campden, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chipping Campden sightseeing planner.

Chipping Campden is just a stone's throw from Burford. October in Chipping Campden sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Broadway.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Broadway

— 6 nights
Broadway is a large village and civil parish within the Cotswolds, located in the county of Worcestershire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to RAF Defford Museum (in Defford), Bromsgrove (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings & Rosedene) and Croome (in High Green). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael and All Angels, view the masterpieces at John Noott Galleries, and steep yourself in history at Snowshill Manor.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Broadway trip itinerary maker site.

Broadway is just a stone's throw from Chipping Campden. November in Broadway sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Broadway

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Gloucester Docks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hereford Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Painswick.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester itinerary builder.

Drive from Broadway to Gloucester in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold

— 1 night
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, and finally browse the different shops at Tara Antiques Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stow-on-the-Wold trip builder site.

Getting from Gloucester to Stow-on-the-Wold by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Stow-on-the-Wold can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bibury.

Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Bibury

— 3 nights
On the 12th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and then stop by Octavia's Bookshop. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Malmesbury Market Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St John Baptist, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bibury journey planner.

Bibury is very close to Stow-on-the-Wold. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bibury

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswolds travel guide

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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.