49 days in England Itinerary

49 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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Winchester
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 5 nights
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London itinerary planner.

In February in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Brighton and Hove

— 4 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne), Gatwick Aviation Museum (in Charlwood) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Therapy Shop, don't miss a visit to Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station, look for gifts at Gustamps, and sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove online holiday maker.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Winchester

— 4 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Pennybridge Farm Alpacas (in Hook), UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham) and Welford Park (in Wickham). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, indulge in some personalized pampering at HealthSpace, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winchester day trip website.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to Winchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. March in Winchester sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

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 Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe Church & Brunel's SS Great Britain), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Glastonbury (St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses & White Spring Well & Temple). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, identify plant and animal life at Yarak Bird of Prey, and get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath route maker tool.

Drive from Winchester to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power) and The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester day trip site.

Drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 5 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Get out of town with these interesting Bakewell side-trips: Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton), Mam Tor (in Hope) and Gladstone Pottery Museum (in Longton). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, admire the natural beauty at Hopton Hall Holiday Cottages & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Hawks Of Steele, and take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bakewell travel route planner.

Drive from Gloucester to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bakewell when traveling from Gloucester in March, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: The City of Manchester Distillery (in Manchester), Stonerig Raceway (in Oldham) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, pause for some serene contemplation at Chester Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Battlefield Falconry Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Liverpool trip planner.

Getting from Bakewell to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Grasmere (Easedale Tarn & Helm Crag) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, relax and rejuvenate at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarn Hows.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Windermere tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Nature · Parks · 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. Explore Cockermouth's surroundings by going to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and explore the activities along Crummock Water.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cockermouth trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough) and Allout Adventures (in Hexham). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, explore the wide array of goods at Durham Market Hall, and stop by Fury Events.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durham trip maker site.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Durham in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durham when traveling from Cockermouth in March, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

York

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), Newcastle upon Tyne (Victoria Tunnel & Riverside Falconry) and My Little Farm Spa (in Liversedge). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Brewtown Tours, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, go for a walk through York City Walls, and identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our York online trip planner.

You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.