18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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18 days in England Itinerary

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

4
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.
Attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North Laine and Churchill War Rooms. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to London. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

North Laine
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Roman Baths and Gallery and Barrow. Head to Pulteney Bridge and Milsom Streetfor plenty of shopping. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip planner.

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Wells Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visiting Muncaster Castle and Lake Windermere will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall and Lakeland Motor Museum. Take a break from Ambleside with a short trip to Vindolanda in Hexham, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, and view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ambleside tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bath to Ambleside in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Keswick, Windermere, Hexham, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Filey Beach and The York Dungeon. Get some cultural insight at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and York Shambles. Step out of York to go to Overton and see National Coal Mining Museum for England, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our York sightseeing planner .

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Filey Beach
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The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Get some historical perspective at Blickling Estate and Norwich Cathedral. Get outdoors at Wells Next The Sea Beach and Gorleston Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Norwich side-trips: Cromer Pier (in Cromer), The Old Fire Station (in Stalham) and Corton Woods Local Nature Reserve (in Corton). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall and step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Norwich attractions planner.

Getting from York to Norwich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Norwich, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, Gorleston Beach, Cromer Pier, Wells Next The Sea Beach, The Old Fire Station
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Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Wells Next The Sea Beach ©
Wells Next The Sea Beach

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