18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 4 nights
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Winchester
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 1 night
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, and make a trip to Harrods.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary builder.

In February in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Winchester

— 2 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then stop by Goodfayre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Great Hall, then contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross, then brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abbey Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Winchester day trip website.

Getting from London to Winchester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Winchester sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Combe Village and Bath Abbey. When in Bath, make a side trip to see WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Slimbridge, approximately Slimbridge away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pulteney Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at 44AD artspace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bath tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Winchester to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 1 night
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, then don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moreton-in-Marsh road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. March in Moreton-in-Marsh sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and finally stay fit while traveling at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally browse for treasures at The Fitzwilliam Gallery.

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You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Durham

— 2 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Roker & Seaburn Beaches and then get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Durham sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Durham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

York

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

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.
York Shambles and York Castle Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and Treasurer's House. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the York online day trip planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

England travel guide

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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.