32 days in England Itinerary

32 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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Canterbury
— 2 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Ilfracombe
— 3 nights
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Padstow
— 1 night
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York
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Canterbury

— 2 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dover Sea Safari and East Sussex Falconry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canterbury: Dover Castle (in Dover) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Joe's Bows.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Canterbury trip planner.

Pristina, Kosovo to Canterbury is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Canterbury

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower of London. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Canterbury to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Cotswold Range and Tour Gems. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, look for gifts at The Baobab Tree, stroll through Snowshill Manor, and meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water online holiday planner.

You can drive from London to Bourton-on-the-Water in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Bring the kids along to The Roman Baths and Insight Activities Dorset. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens and admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey.

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You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ilfracombe

— 3 nights
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Bring the kids along to Ilfracombe Sea Safari and Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays. Step out of Ilfracombe with an excursion to Hockings Dairy Cream Ices in Appledore--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Woolacombe Beach, head outdoors with Beach Volleyball School, and hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ilfracombe online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bath to Ilfracombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Ilfracombe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Padstow.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Padstow

— 1 night
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 18th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Padstow Sealife Safaris and then kick back and relax at Treyarnon Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Padstow travel route planner.

Drive from Ilfracombe to Padstow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to York.

Things to do in Padstow

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

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.
Family-friendly places like Kinder Scout and Parthian Climbing Manchester will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Imperial War Museum North (in Stretford), Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton) and Manchester Cathedral (in Manchester). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, find something for the whole family at York Maze, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our York itinerary planner.

You can fly from Padstow to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in York

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cockermouth

— 5 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. Kids will enjoy Catbells Lakeland Walk and Derwentwater. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Wast Water (in Wasdale Head), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

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Traveling by car from York to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Family-friendly places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Windermere to Rydal to see Rydal Mount & Gardens about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, explore the activities along Lake Windermere, stroll through Old Man of Coniston, and get great views at Orrest Head.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip planning website.

Drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
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.