26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

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26 days in England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + train:  29​h
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gloucester
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool (in Liverpool), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, go for a walk through York City Walls, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the York vacation builder app .

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in York hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chatsworth House, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, and steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere online day trip planner .

You can drive from York to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Keswick, Old Bank House Chocolate, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Predator Experience
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

5
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Explore Gloucester's surroundings by going to Walks around Wotton-under-Edge (in Wotton-under-Edge), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillfield Gardens, stroll around Robinswood Hill Country Park, and gear up at Flyup 417 Bike Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester trip maker tool .

You can drive from Windermere to Gloucester in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Painswick, Frampton Court Estate, Chavenage House, The Cotswold Range, Walks around Wotton-under-Edge
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and trek along Cotswold Way.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bath day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswold Way, Cotswold Archery, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Corinium Museum, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

7
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation maker .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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