22 days in Cotswolds & London Itinerary

22 days in Cotswolds & London Itinerary

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22 days in Cotswolds & London Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  12​h 45​min
1
Gloucester
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Long Hanborough
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

7
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Get some cultural insight at Gloucester Cathedral and Berkeley Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Gloucester Docks and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard & St. Mary's Church) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, pause for some serene contemplation at D7 Church, and brush up on your military savvy at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gloucester driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Gloucester is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Gloucester hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Long Hanborough.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Berkeley, Malmesbury, Cirencester, Tetbury, Painswick
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
Berkeley Castle ©
Berkeley Castle
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

7
nights
Long Hanborough

Long Hanborough ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cotswold Motoring Museum and Combe Mill. Get in touch with nature at Birdland and Warden's Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Long Hanborough: Cirencester (Corinium Museum & Parish Church of St John Baptist), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Northleach (Church of St Peter & St Paul & Cotswold Countryside Collection).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Long Hanborough online travel planner .

Drive from Gloucester to Long Hanborough in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gloucester in September, Long Hanborough is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Long Hanborough

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Burford, Cirencester, Chipping Campden, Northleach, Upper Slaughter
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Upton House and Gardens ©
Upton House and Gardens
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beachy Head and Battle Abbey and Battlefield. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston), Portsmouth (HMS Warrior 1860 & HMS Victory) and Highclere Castle (in Newbury). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London online holiday planner .

Getting from Long Hanborough to London by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Alfriston Clergy House, Highclere Castle, Beachy Head, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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