32 days in England Itinerary

32 days in England Itinerary

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32 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
York
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Durham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kendal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gloucester
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bath
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
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 Appleby-in-Westmorland (High Cup Wines, St Lawrence Church, & more) and Appleby Brewery (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of Micklegate Bar Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our York trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to York. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect York to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Appleby Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
St Lawrence Church ©
St Lawrence Church

4
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Brough Castle (in Brough) and Kirkby Stephen (Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, Church Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Surtees Arms And Yard of Ale Brewery, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, appreciate the history behind The Durham Light Infantry Memorial, and make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip builder site .

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kendal.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Kirkby Stephen, World War One Soldier Sculpture, Brough Castle
Highlights from your plan
World War One Soldier Sculpture ©
World War One Soldier Sculpture
Stainmore Railway Company ©
Stainmore Railway Company
Church Gallery ©
Church Gallery

5
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Kendal: Hawkshead (Latterbarrow, The Fitzwilliam Gallery, & more), St. Andrew's Church (in Dacre) and Ambleside (Kirkstone Pass, Loughrigg Fell, & more). The adventure continues: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Conishead Priory, identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, and explore the activities along Easedale Tarn.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kendal day trip planner.

You can drive from Durham to Kendal in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Kentmere Horseshoe
Kentmere Horseshoe

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 Malmesbury (Malmesbury Abbey & Malmesbury Market Cross), Tetbury (Hookshouse Pottery, St Saviour's Church, & more) and Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard & St. Mary's Church). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, get lost in a book at Gloucestershire Archives, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, and see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester trip builder .

You can drive from Kendal to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tetbury, Stroud, Painswick, Berkeley, Malmesbury
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Gloucestershire Archives ©
Gloucestershire Archives
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

5
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: Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Cheltenham Leisure Centre), All Saints' Church (in Somerford Keynes) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, pause for some serene contemplation at St Eadburgha’s Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Shipston on Stour, Cirencester, Stonehenge, Cotswold Archery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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