60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 7 nights
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Southampton
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Woolacombe
— 5 nights
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Plymouth
— 6 nights
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Durham
— 6 nights
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Ambleside
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Bakewell
— 6 nights
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London

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

Springfield, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Springfield in August, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Southampton

— 5 nights
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Explore Southampton's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Wilton House (in Wilton). There's lots more to do: take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, see what you can catch with Black Rock Charters and Fishing, get in on the family fun at Insight Activities Dorset, and get to know the resident critters at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

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Drive from London to Southampton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 6 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). The adventure continues: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birdland, meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.

Drive from Southampton to Bourton-on-the-Water in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Glastonbury (White Spring Well & Temple & St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and steep yourself in history at Avebury Manor.

Before you visit Bath, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolacombe

— 5 nights
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Venture out of the city with trips to Hockings Dairy Cream Ices (in Appledore), Heddon Valley (in Barnstaple) and North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Croyde). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, stroll through Baggy Point Easy Access Walk, make a trip to The Golden Retriever Experience, and surround yourself with nature on Ilfracombe Sea Safari.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe tour planner.

Drive from Bath to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Woolacombe are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Plymouth

— 6 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Get out of town with these interesting Plymouth side-trips: Shilstone Rocks (in Widecombe in the Moor), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and Kernow Coasteering (in Penzance). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at River Dart Country Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with fossilwalks.com, don't miss a visit to Clapper Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, and learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plymouth tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to Plymouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Durham.

Things to do in Plymouth

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durham

— 6 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Take a break from Durham with a short trip to Allout Adventures in Hexham, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crook Hall & Gardens, make a trip to Palace Green, and admire all the interesting features of Seaham Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Durham tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Plymouth to Durham in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambleside

— 6 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Go for a jaunt from Ambleside to Windermere to see Lake Windermere about 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ambleside trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Durham to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

York

— 6 nights

City of Festivals

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 Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery (in Hunmanby), Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends (in Doncaster) and South Cave Falconry (in South Cave). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at York Maze, see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and hike along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the York tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 6 nights
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. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to Lincoln Castle (in Lincoln), Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford) and Bunbury Mill (in Bunbury). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, get great views at Mam Tor, and look for gifts at Flossy Teacake.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bakewell online visit planner.

You can drive from York to Bakewell in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. September in Bakewell sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.