35 days in England Itinerary

35 days in England Itinerary

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35 days in England Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Grange-over-Sands
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Penrith
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
York
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
London
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere), Weatherlam Mountain (in Coniston) and Kendal (Kendal Unitarian Chapel & Kendal Parish Church). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Wansfell Pike, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands, take in nature's colorful creations at Yewbarrow House and Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Predator Experience.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands itinerary website .

Manchester to Grange-over-Sands is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Penrith.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kendal, Ulverston, Michael Coates Clay Shooting, Bigland Hall Equine Group, Wansfell Pike
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Wansfell Pike ©
Wansfell Pike

5
nights
Penrith

Penrith
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Kentmere Horseshoe (in Kentmere), Water Cut Sculpture (in Kirkby Stephen) and Grasmere (Helm Crag & Easedale Tarn). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Cumbrian Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's in the Vale, trek along Blencathra [Saddleback], and take in the awesome beauty at Sheffield Pike.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner .

Getting from Grange-over-Sands to Penrith by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Penrith are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Grange-in-Borrowdale, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Grasmere, Sheffield Pike, St John's in the Vale
Highlights from your plan
Kentmere Horseshoe
Kentmere Horseshoe
St Lawrence Church ©
St Lawrence Church
St John's in the Vale ©
St John's in the Vale

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the York planning site .

Getting from Penrith to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Durham
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland ©
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland
Room Escape Games

7
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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London vacation planner.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bath.

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
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks, SimAir737, & more) and Gloucester (Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, Kingsholm Stadium, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, relax in the rural setting at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. James Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bath trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Lady’s Wood Shooting School, St. James Church
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre ©

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley), St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Church, and don't miss a visit to Onform London.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cirencester journey builder site .

Drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Malmesbury Market Cross, AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, Gallery Pangolin, St. Mary's Church, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

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