21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

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21 days in England Itinerary

Start: Perth
+2
Fly + subway + train:  22​h 30​min
1
York
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Perth

2
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.
York Minster and York City Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and St. Martin's Church. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, contemplate the long history of Mansion House, get to know the fascinating history of Le Bydoulre Tower, and admire the striking features of The Chapter House.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker website .

Perth, Australia to York is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. In March, York is cooler than Perth - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Seaham Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Laurence Church. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durham Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip planner .

You can take a train from York to Durham in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Durham are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Popular historic sites such as Castle Crag and Jesus Church are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Silecroft Beach and Earnse Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Seascale Beach (in Seascale), Haverigg Beach (in Millom) and Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall (in Barrow-in-Furness).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside road trip planner .

You can drive from Durham to Ambleside in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barrow-in-Furness, Silecroft Beach, Haverigg Beach, Jesus Church, Seascale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

3
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Visit St. Mary's Church and St Oswald's Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at St Mary's Church and St Nicholas Church. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: Chipping Campden (Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre & St Eadburgha’s Church) and Cirencester (Corinium Museum & Octavia's Bookshop). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Burford, Cirencester, Chipping Campden, Sudeley Castle, St. Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Hailes Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and Purton Ships Graveyard. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Gloucester Docks (in Gloucester), St. Mary's Church (in Berkeley) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, steep yourself in history at Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bath holiday builder website .

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Berkeley, Hailes Church, Wells Cathedral, Gloucester Docks, 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.
Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Wallace Collection. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, walk around St. James's Park, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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