6 days in Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

6 days in Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

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6 days in Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

Start: Bourton-on-the-Water
Drive:  15​min
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Lower Slaughter
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
2
Upper Slaughter
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Stow-on-the-Wold
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Winchcombe
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Broadway
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
6
Chipping Campden
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
End: Stratford-upon-Avon

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Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lower Slaughter trip planning site .

Lower Slaughter is just a stone's throw from Bourton-on-the-Water. In May in Lower Slaughter, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Lower Slaughter

Outdoors Tours Trails

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Upper Slaughter

Upper Slaughter ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church and then trek along Warden's Way.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Upper Slaughter trip itinerary planning site .

Upper Slaughter is just a short distance from Lower Slaughter. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Upper Slaughter

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Warden's Way ©
Warden's Way
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

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Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold ©
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Stow-on-the-Wold online road trip planner .

Stow-on-the-Wold is just a stone's throw from Upper Slaughter. In May, daily temperatures in Stow-on-the-Wold can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Winchcombe.

Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold

Historic Sites Shopping
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St. Edward's Church ©
St. Edward's Church

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Winchcombe

Winchcombe ©
Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, then see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Barnbury, examine the collection at Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum, then contemplate the long history of Belas Knap, then trek along Cotswolds Way, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Winchcombe day trip planning tool .

Winchcombe is just a short distance from Stow-on-the-Wold. Traveling from Stow-on-the-Wold in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Winchcombe, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Broadway.

Things to do in Winchcombe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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Broadway

Broadway
Broadway is a large village and civil parish within the Cotswolds, located in the county of Worcestershire, England. To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Broadway trip builder tool .

Broadway is just a short distance from Winchcombe. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toChipping Campden.

Things to do in Broadway

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

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Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Hall.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chipping Campden trip planner .

Chipping Campden is just a stone's throw from Broadway. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden

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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 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Grave, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

Stratford-upon-Avon is just a short distance from Chipping Campden. In May in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Shakespeare's Grave ©
Shakespeare's Grave

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