57 days in England Itinerary

57 days in England Itinerary

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57 days in England Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  28​h
1
London
— 11 nights
train:  1​h
2
Oxford
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bath
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
6
York
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Manchester
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Christchurch

11
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, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London online journey planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to London is minus 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in London when traveling from Christchurch in May, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the 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

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a stroll through Montpellier District, then walk around Imperial Gardens, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): walk around Montpellier Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheltenham Minster, then relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Onform London.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oxford online day trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Oxford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Burford
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Imperial Gardens ©
Imperial Gardens
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park

10
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: Broadway (Broadway Golf Course & High Street Broadway), St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Horseback Riding Tours & Chastleton House and Garden). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, take in the pleasant sights at High Street Chipping Campden, explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

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. Traveling from Oxford in May, Stratford-upon-Avon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Upper Slaughter
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company

10
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Art Couture Painswick Gallery (in Painswick) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get outside with The Cotswold Range, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bath day trip site .

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 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Windermere (Michael Coates Clay Shooting, Orrest Head, & more), Loughrigg Fell (in Ambleside) and The Toffee Shop (in Penrith). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, explore the activities along Derwentwater, admire the landmark architecture of St Anne's Hospital, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne road trip site .

You can fly from Bath to Newcastle upon Tyne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Keswick, Helvellyn, St Anne's Hospital, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

11
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 York's surroundings by going to Skirmish Paintball Games Nottingham (in Nottingham), Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Leeds) and Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, join the crowd at York Motorsports Village, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our York online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Doncaster, Hawks Of Steele, Farm Adventure Yorkshire, Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, Nidderdale Llamas
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

5
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.
Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Kendal (Sizergh Castle & Live For Today Kendal Activity Centre), Jenkin Crag (in Ambleside) and Grasmere (Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, Lake Grasmere, & more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip builder tool .

You can take a train from York to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grasmere, Kendal, Liverpool, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere

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