6 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

6 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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6 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Castle Combe
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Painswick
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Bibury
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Burford
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Lower Slaughter
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: London

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day
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Castle Combe day trip tool .

London to Castle Combe is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Castle Combe, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Painswick.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chavenage House, Malmesbury Abbey
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey

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night
Painswick

Painswick ©
Painswick is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. On the 26th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick, make a trip to Painswick Beacon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Painswick Rococo Garden, then take in the pleasant sights at Selsley Common, and finally look for gifts at Stroud Farmers' Market.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Painswick holiday planning tool .

Getting from Castle Combe to Painswick by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Painswick can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Bibury.

Things to do in Painswick

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Stroud
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St Marys Painswick ©
St Marys Painswick
Painswick Rococo Garden ©
Painswick Rococo Garden
Painswick Beacon ©
Painswick Beacon

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night
Bibury

Bibury ©
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bibury Trout Farm, and finally admire the striking features of Arlington Row.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bibury visit planner.

You can drive from Painswick to Bibury in an hour. Traveling from Painswick in August, plan for little chillier nights in Bibury, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Burford.

Things to do in Bibury

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cirencester
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Arlington Row ©
Arlington Row

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night
Burford

Burford ©
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, and finally get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Burford online trip itinerary builder .

Burford is just a short distance from Bibury. August in Burford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lower Slaughter.

Things to do in Burford

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

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Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hike along Warden's Way, explore the engaging exhibits at The Old Mill Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lower Slaughter road trip planning website .

Lower Slaughter is just a short distance from Burford. In August, daily temperatures in Lower Slaughter can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Lower Slaughter

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Warden's Way
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Warden's Way ©
Warden's Way
The Old Mill Museum ©
The Old Mill Museum
The Parish Church of St. Mary ©
The Parish Church of St. Mary

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night
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Planning Bourton-on-the-Water trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a short distance from Lower Slaughter. In August in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Birdland ©
Birdland

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