31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner

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Fly to London Gatwick, Train to London Victoria, Train to York
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York
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
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Southampton
— 3 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from York with a short trip to South Cave Falconry in South Cave, about 52 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and explore the galleries of The York Dungeon.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read York trip planner.

Seattle, USA to York is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to York, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, York is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Cockermouth

— 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle, and walk around Hope Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cockermouth trip builder.

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and enjoy breathtaking views from Finsthwaite Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 4 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Tetbury (The Royal Gardens at Highgrove & Chavenage House), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wells (Wells and Mendip Museum & Wells Cathedral), Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury) and Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and explore the ancient world of Eastgate Viewing Chamber.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Woolacombe

— 2 nights
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Blakewell, then surround yourself with nature on Ilfracombe Sea Safari, and then experience rural life at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Woolacombe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Woolacombe planner.

Getting from Bath to Woolacombe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Southampton

— 3 nights
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Southampton: Winchester College (in Winchester), Wilton House (in Wilton) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, head outdoors with Fore/Adventure, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and sample the tasty concoctions at Ringwood Brewery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Southampton vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to Southampton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Southampton, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Southampton to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.