19 days in England Itinerary

19 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Bristol Airport, Drive to Bath
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
Drive
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London
— 5 nights
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Tamiami

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Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, stop by Wyrdraven, then admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath day trip planner.

Tamiami, USA to Bath is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tamiami to Bath due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Woolacombe

— 2 nights
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Barricane Beach, surround yourself with nature on Ilfracombe Sea Safari, and then experience rural life at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Woolacombe Beach and then identify plant and animal life at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bakewell.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 1 night
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chatsworth House, identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bakewell online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Woolacombe to Bakewell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bakewell are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Tours · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with a short trip to South Cave Falconry in South Cave (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, go for a walk through York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, and see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ambleside

— 2 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 14th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Derwentwater, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside day trip planning tool.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 3 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore Bourton-on-the-Water's surroundings by going to Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

London

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London attractions app.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

England travel guide

4.4
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.