47 days in England Itinerary

47 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation builder

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Cirencester
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Padstow
— 3 nights
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Mullion
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Brighton
— 2 nights
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Amesbury
— 2 nights
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London
— 7 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Sheffield
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Hexham
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Wasdale Head
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Blackpool
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
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Cirencester

— 2 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Model Village. On your second day here, meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester online day trip planner.

London to Cirencester is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the striking features of Queens Square, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain and then contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral.

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You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Padstow.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Padstow

— 3 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eden Project, and then take an unorthodox tour of Tintagel Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Padstow holiday planner.

You can drive from Bath to Padstow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mullion.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mullion

— 1 night
On the 27th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mullion day trip site.

Drive from Padstow to Mullion in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mullion are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Mullion

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brighton

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
On the 29th (Wed), stop by The Lanes, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, and finally snap pictures at Shoreham Tollbridge. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of North Laine, look for gifts at Gustamps, and then find something for the whole family at Brighton Palace Pier.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brighton journey builder website.

Getting from Mullion to Brighton by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. May in Brighton sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amesbury.

Things to do in Brighton

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Amesbury

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ludgershall Castle, then experience rural life at Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Amesbury History Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Stonehenge. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the mystery of Durrington Walls, then steep yourself in history at Woodhenge, then admire the natural beauty at Houghton Lodge Gardens, and finally have fun and explore at Army Flying Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amesbury holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Brighton to Amesbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Amesbury are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

London

— 7 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Amesbury to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Birmingham

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, look for gifts at Wilde Nuts, then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town, admire the landmark architecture of Bedlam Furnaces, admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Grave, and finally admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Church.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Birmingham visit planner.

You can take a train from London to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Manchester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Manchester

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Contemporary Six and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Etihad Stadium, examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North, and then see where the action happens at Old Trafford.

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Drive from Birmingham to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sheffield

— 3 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Stanage Edge, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then browse the exhibits of Chatsworth House. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sheffield vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Sheffield takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 3 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Lincoln Castle, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life, then admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip maker.

Drive from Sheffield to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

York

— 6 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.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our York visit website.

You can drive from Lincoln to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Durham

— 2 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Finchale Priory, admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, then go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Beamish Museum and then don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Durham day trip planner.

Take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Hexham

— 2 nights
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall and then contemplate the long history of National Trust Wallington. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, then don't miss a visit to Long Meg and her Daughters, and then walk around Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hexham trip maker.

Traveling by car from Durham to Hexham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Wasdale Head.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Wasdale Head

— 1 night
Wasdale Head is a scattered agricultural hamlet in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. On the 30th (Sun), trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wasdale Head trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hexham to Wasdale Head in 2.5 hours. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Wasdale Head

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Blackpool

— 2 nights

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Blackpool Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, appreciate the history behind Comedy Carpet, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blackpool Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Blackpool trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Wasdale Head to Blackpool in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Liverpool

— 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and then admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Liverpool attractions planner.

You can drive from Blackpool to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Liverpool sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

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.