30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 5 nights
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Winchester
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
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York
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London day trip app.

Norwich to London is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Winchester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Winchester

— 2 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ringwood Brewery. On your second day here, walk around Welford Park, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Winchester vacation maker app.

Drive from London to Winchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Winchester are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avebury (West Kennet Long Barrow & West Kennet Avenue), Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton) and Glastonbury (White Spring Well & Temple & St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and take in nature's colorful creations at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT).

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall (in Stratford-upon-Avon), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gloucester trip planning app.

Drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Grasmere (Helm Crag & Easedale Tarn) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: get great views at Orrest Head, stay fit while traveling at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, and trek along Helvellyn.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cockermouth

— 3 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Explore Cockermouth's surroundings by going to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cockermouth travel route planner.

Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Venture out of the city with trips to Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough) and Allout Adventures (in Hexham). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, stay fit while traveling at Bannatyne Health Club And Spa - Durham, and head outdoors with Seaham Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durham trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cockermouth to Durham by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cockermouth in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durham, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Leeds), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Le Petit Spa (in Halifax). There's much more to do: take in the local landmarks with Brewtown Tours, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum.

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Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in York

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.