52 days in England Itinerary

52 days in England Itinerary

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52 days in England Itinerary

Start: Colombo
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 30​min
1
York
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bakewell
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bath
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Colombo

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at York Shambles and Yorkshire Heart Vineyard. Shop till you drop at Pyramid Gallery and Kala King Patisserie. Venture out of the city with trips to Manchester (Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience & Manchester Art Gallery), Durham (The Durham Brewery Ltd, The Surtees Arms And Yard of Ale Brewery, & more) and Arcade Club (in Bury). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shambles Market, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our York tour planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to York is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in January, things will get colder in York: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Manchester, Arcade Club
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Arcade Club ©
Arcade Club
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

6
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Courtyard Gallery and Old Courthouse Gallery. Do your shopping at SpindleCraft and Viridian Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Appleby-in-Westmorland (St Anne's Hospital & High Cup Wines), Castlegate House Gallery (in Cockermouth) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). There's still lots to do: stroll through Seascale Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Heaton Cooper Studio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a taste of the local shopping with Thornthwaite Galleries.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ambleside trip planner .

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Ambleside

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Keswick, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft
High Cup Wines ©
High Cup Wines
Jesus Church ©
Jesus Church

6
nights
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chatsworth House and White Peakhouse Gallery. Head to Grindleford Community Shop and The Rutland Antiques Centrefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: GB Fun Casinos (in Stoke-on-Trent), The Gallery (in Leek) and Lymestone Brewery (in Stone). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Wincle Beer Company, take in the exciting artwork at SUKI Gallery, have fun at Zombie Uprising, and get into the urban bustle at Sandbach Town Hall.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bakewell route maker website .

Getting from Ambleside to Bakewell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bakewell

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Lymestone Brewery, The Gallery, The Gallery at Number 3, Lymefield Arts & Crafts Centre, The Coracle Micropub And Beer Shop
Highlights from your plan
The Coracle Micropub And Beer Shop ©
The Coracle Micropub And Beer Shop
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
White Peakhouse Gallery ©
White Peakhouse Gallery

6
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. Do your shopping at Alain Rouveure Galleries and Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Richard Hagen. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon's surroundings by going to John Noott Galleries (in Broadway), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sibling Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and shop like a local with The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon online trip planner .

Getting from Bakewell to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Broadway, Warwick, Tewkesbury, Gloucester
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Head to Chedworth Farm Shop and Westonbirt House and Gardensfor some retail therapy. Fosse Gallery and Peter Martin Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Wotton-under-Edge (Cotswold Edge Golf Club & Fifi's Fancy Furniture), Woodchester Valley Vineyard (in Woodchester) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & St Lawrence's Church). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Stroud Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester vacation builder app .

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cirencester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stroud, Berkeley, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Wotton-under-Edge
Highlights from your plan
Woodchester Valley Vineyard ©
Woodchester Valley Vineyard
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

9
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Milsom Street and Emma Rose Art Works. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Gallery and Barrow. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Gloucester (Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester Quays, & more) and Hillside Brewery (in Longhope). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Wells Market Place, and tee off at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath online day trip planner .

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Outdoors Shopping Golf

Side Trips

Gloucester, Wells, Castle Combe, Stonehenge, Ringwood Brewery
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Covent Garden or Oxford Street. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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