3 days in Oxford & Cotswolds Itinerary

3 days in Oxford & Cotswolds Itinerary

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3 days in Oxford & Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h
1
Oxford
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Painswick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oxford vacation builder website .

London to Oxford is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oxford are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Painswick.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
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Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

1
night
Painswick

Painswick ©
Painswick is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Painswick Beacon, then admire the natural beauty at Painswick Rococo Garden, then head outdoors with Cotswolds Way, and finally shop like a local with Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Painswick travel planner .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Painswick takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oxford in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Painswick, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Painswick

Parks Museums Shopping
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Painswick Rococo Garden ©
Painswick Rococo Garden
Painswick Beacon ©
Painswick Beacon

1
night
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. Planning Bourton-on-the-Water trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Painswick to Bourton-on-the-Water in an hour. Traveling from Painswick in April, plan for little chillier nights in Bourton-on-the-Water, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

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