48 days in England Itinerary

48 days in England Itinerary

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48 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
London
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
2
Oxford
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bath
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
York
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Manchester
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

8
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, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London online travel route planner .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: Gloucestershire Archives (in Gloucester), Cheltenham (Wishing Fish Clock, Walks With Hawks, & more) and St. Mary's Church (in Fairford). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Charlbury Museum, examine the collection at Combe Mill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and sample the fine beverages at Sibling Distillery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Oxford trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Oxford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Burford, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Archives, Cherry Lakes
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Gloucestershire Archives ©
Gloucestershire Archives
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

8
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Change things up with these side-trips from Stratford-upon-Avon: Stow-on-the-Wold (Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Peter Martin Gallery, & more), Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & St Lawrence's Church). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Eadburgha’s Church, examine the collection at Gordon Russell Design Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Cotswold Clay Club.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon vacation maker site .

Traveling by bus from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Shipston on Stour
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Clay Club ©
Cotswold Clay Club

9
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cirencester (Corinium Museum, Old Downs Pursuits, & more), Castle Combe (St. Andrew's Church & Castle Combe Village) and Malmesbury (Malmesbury Abbey & Malmesbury Market Cross). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, and get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bath driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Tetbury, Malmesbury
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Walking tours

4
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's lots more to do: stroll through Helvellyn, look for gifts at The Toffee Shop, sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip builder app .

Getting from Bath to Newcastle upon Tyne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Fury Events, Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

8
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.
Step out of York with an excursion to Farm Adventure Yorkshire in Masham--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, find something for the whole family at Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of York Shambles.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planner .

Take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in York are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Farm Adventure Yorkshire
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

4
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kendal (Live For Today Kendal Activity Centre & Kendal Parish Church), Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, & more) and Grasmere (Easedale Tarn & Lake Grasmere). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, take some stellar pictures from Kirkstone Pass, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and take in the exciting artwork at Old Courthouse Gallery.

Plan a Manchester trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from York to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Grasmere, Kendal, Predator Experience
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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