58 days in England Itinerary

58 days in England Itinerary

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58 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  12​h
1
Bakewell
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kendal
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
York
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
4
London
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
St Ives
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Warwick
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Cambridge
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
12
Ely
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto

4
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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chatsworth House and White Peakhouse Gallery. Visit Thornbridge Hall Gardens and Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton) and Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry (in Gresford). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Wrexham Golf Club, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Rutland Antiques Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and go deep underground at Magpie Mines.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Bakewell tour itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Bakewell is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Bakewell reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Kendal.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Wrexham, Ladybower Reservoir, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, St Michael's and All Angels Church, Waterfall Swallet
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
White Peakhouse Gallery ©
White Peakhouse Gallery

6
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muncaster Castle and Sizergh Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Kentmere Horseshoe and Climbing Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kendal side-trips: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkshead Brewery, pause for some serene contemplation at Kendal Parish Church, admire the landmark architecture of Levens Hall, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kendal route planning site .

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Kendal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lakeland Motor Museum, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Muncaster Castle, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Beamish Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at York Shambles and York Minster. Venture out of the city with trips to National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and Peasholm Park (in Scarborough). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, and take in panoramic vistas at Fishergate Postern Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the York vacation planning website .

You can drive from Kendal to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durham, National Centre for Birds of Prey, York Bird of Prey Centre, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Beamish Museum
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

7
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.
Do your shopping at Piccadilly Circus and Skylark Galleries. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Brent Valley Golf Course. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London online vacation planner .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Winchester.

Things to do in London

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

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Stonehenge and Hospital of St Cross. Appreciate the collections at The Mary Rose Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Change things up with a short trip to The Southwick Brewhouse in Southwick (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at New Forest National Park, view the masterpieces at Mottisfont Abbey, get to know the fascinating history of The Weirs Winchester, and explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Winchester trip app .

Traveling by train from London to Winchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Winchester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Stonehenge, The Southwick Brewhouse, Mottisfont Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Do your shopping at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Corinium Museum and Avebury Stone Circle. Venture out of the city with trips to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Fosse Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Berkeley Castle (in Berkeley). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, tee off at Cirencester Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cirencester online travel route planner .

Drive from Winchester to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Berkeley Castle, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Fosse Gallery, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Berkeley Castle ©
Berkeley Castle

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Somerset Crafts and Rostra Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), Sculpture by the Lakes (in Dorchester) and Visit Hillbrush (in Mere). The adventure continues: tee off at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, take in the exciting artwork at Victoria Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Longleat, and shop like a local with David Simon Contemporary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip tool .

Drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wells, Cardiff, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Sculpture by the Lakes, Somerset Crafts
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Michael's Mount and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Get in touch with nature at Crantock Beach and Eden Project. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Newquay) and Porthcurno Beach (in Porthcurno). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Godrevy Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Hub Portreath.

Plan my day in St Ives using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bath to St Ives in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. September in St Ives sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, Eden Project, Porthcurno Beach, Crantock Beach, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

3
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Head to Encore Clothing Agency and Warwick Antique Centrefor plenty of shopping. Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with The Knights of Middle England, take a stroll through Hatton Country World, contemplate the waterfront views at Hatton Locks, and examine the collection at British Motor Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Warwick day trip planning website .

You can drive from St Ives to Warwick in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Warwick

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

British Motor Museum, Kenilworth Castle, Draycote Water Country Park, Baddesley Clinton
Highlights from your plan
The Knights of Middle England ©
The Knights of Middle England
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
British Motor Museum ©
British Motor Museum

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): view the masterpieces at The Gallery at The Guild, take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, explore the world behind art at The MAD Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Snowshill Manor, look for gifts at Cotswold Lavender, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon vacation planner .

Stratford-upon-Avon is very close to Warwick. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, The Gallery at The Guild, Hereford Cathedral, Cotswold Lavender, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
The Gallery at The Guild ©
The Gallery at The Guild

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Get some historical perspective at Bletchley Park and St. John's College. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cambridgeshire Wine School and IWM Duxford. Step out of Cambridge with an excursion to Woburn Safari Park in Woburn--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, deepen your understanding at King's College, University of Cambridge, contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, and admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge day trip website .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cambridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cambridge are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Ely.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, Bletchley Park, Woburn Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
Bletchley Park ©
Bletchley Park

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ely Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Oliver Cromwell's House, look for all kinds of wild species at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Lavenham Guildhall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ickworth. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Haddenham Galleries Craft Centre, learn about all things military at Dad's Army Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Greene King Brewery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ely trip itinerary planner.

Ely is just a short distance from Cambridge. In October, daily temperatures in Ely can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ely

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bury St. Edmunds, Lavenham Guildhall, Dad's Army Museum, Haddenham Galleries Craft Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Ickworth
Ickworth
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral ©
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

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