60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England tour planner

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London
— 19 nights
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York
— 8 nights
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Durham
— 6 nights
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Penrith
— 7 nights
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Ulverston
— 5 nights
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Gloucester
— 7 nights
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Bath
— 7 nights
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London

— 19 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Natural History Museum and Tate Modern will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip builder website.

Porto, Portugal to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Porto in September: high temperatures in London hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

York

— 8 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.
National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre will appeal to museum buffs. York Castle Museum and York's Chocolate Story are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, go for a walk through York City Walls, take a stroll through York Shambles, and see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read York travel planner.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Durham

— 6 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beamish Museum and Oriental Museum. Durham Cathedral and Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Green Howards Museum (in Richmond), Swaledale Museum (in Reeth) and Easby Abbey (in Easby). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Brancepeth Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Laurence Church, and get engrossed in the history at Durham Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durham trip builder tool.

Take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Durham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Penrith

— 7 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Appreciate the collections at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Quaker Tapestry. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Townend and Keld Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Hawkshead (Hawkshead Grammar School & Beatrix Potter Gallery), Ambleside (Bridge House & Loughrigg Fell) and Kendal Unitarian Chapel (in Kendal). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St Andrew's church, explore the historical opulence of Penrith Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowther Castle and Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Hutton in the Forest.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Penrith itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Durham to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ulverston.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ulverston

— 5 nights
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Let the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and Laurel and Hardy Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Conishead Priory are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Ulverston side-trips: Levens Hall (in Kendal), Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Brantwood (in Coniston). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, explore the ancient world of Hardknott Roman Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, and get great views at Hampsfell Hospice.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ulverston online route planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Ulverston takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ulverston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 7 nights
Get some cultural insight at Sudeley Castle and Corinium Museum. Get some historical perspective at Tewkesbury Abbey and Hailes Church. Get out of town with these interesting Gloucester side-trips: Hailes Abbey (in Hailes), Winchcombe (Belas Knap, St. Peter's Church, &more) and Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester attractions planner.

You can drive from Ulverston to Gloucester in 4 hours. October in Gloucester sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bath

— 7 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Holburne Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Stonehenge and West Kennet Avenue will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wilton House (in Wilton), Wells (Mendip Hospital Cemetery, Wells Cathedral, &more) and Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Old Sarum). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Avebury Manor.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.