21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 5 nights
Drive
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Castleton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
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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.
The British Museum and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Coda Falconry. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get outside with Platinum Training, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to London. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: highs in London hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Castleton.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Castleton

— 2 nights
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get outside with Curbar Edge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): Head underground at Peak Cavern, explore the fascinating underground world of Speedwell Cavern, stroll through Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, then take some stellar pictures from Mam Tor, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Castleton day trip planning app.

Getting from London to Castleton by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. January in Castleton sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Castleton

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some cultural insight at Tarn Hows and Wrynose Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Derwentwater and Hallin Fell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, and look for gifts at Herdy.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ambleside planning tool.

You can drive from Castleton to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cirencester

— 4 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Visiting WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Birdland will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Woodchester Valley Vineyard and The Parish Church of St. Mary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: Calcot Spa (in Calcot), Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Westonbirt Arboretum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cirencester Park.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cirencester trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Cirencester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Take a break from the city and head to Ham Wall Nature Reserve and Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures. The Roman Baths and Tewkesbury Battlefield are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Secret World Wildlife Rescue (in Highbridge), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and Ebbor Gorge (in Wells). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bath road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.