18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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18 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 5 nights
End: London

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chatsworth House and National Railway Museum. Head to York Shambles and White Peakhouse Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Heritage Coast). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read York online itinerary planner .

London to York is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in York are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Durham, Bakewell, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get in touch with nature at Predator Experience and Buttermere. Get some cultural insight at Stott Park Bobbin Mill and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Seascale Beach (in Seascale) and Silecroft Beach (in Silecroft). It doesn't end there: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside road trip planner .

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Alpacaly Ever After, Predator Experience, Seascale Beach, Catbells Lakeland Walk
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Escape the urban bustle at Head 4 Heights Ltd and The Cotswold Range. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sudeley Castle and St. Mary's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Couture Painswick Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Cirencester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, St. Edward's Church, Sudeley Castle, St. Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Appreciate the collections at The Roman Baths and Snowshill Manor. Visit Stonehenge and Tewkesbury Abbey for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Hailes Abbey (in Hailes), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Castle Combe (St. Andrew's Church & Castle Combe Village). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, steep yourself in history at Belas Knap, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Baptist Chapel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath route planning tool .

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Castle Combe, Snowshill Manor, Belas Knap, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

5
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.
Churchill War Rooms and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London journey planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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