60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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60 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
York
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Penrith
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cockermouth
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Grange-over-Sands
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Cirencester
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bath
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

8
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.
Attractions like York Bird of Prey Centre and Ashworth Barracks make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert), Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our York trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in York are little chillier (15°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Durham, Chatsworth House, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Ladybower Reservoir, Holly Hagg
Highlights from your plan
Ashworth Barracks ©
Ashworth Barracks
DIG ©
DIG

8
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Haweswater Reservoir and Smardale Gill Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: St John's in the Vale (in Threlkeld), St Sunday Crag (in Patterdale) and Water Cut Sculpture (in Kirkby Stephen). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, head outdoors with Greystoke Outdoor Pool, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Penrith trip planning app .

You can drive from York to Penrith in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Penrith sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Grasmere, Kirkby Stephen, Garrigill Ashgill Force, St Sunday Crag
Highlights from your plan
Haweswater Reservoir ©
Haweswater Reservoir
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest ©
Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest
Hall Hill Farm ©
Hall Hill Farm

9
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kids will appreciate attractions like Alpacaly Ever After and Walla Crag. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Grange-in-Borrowdale (Castle Crag & King's How) and Seascale Beach (in Seascale). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Buttermere, and take a memorable drive along B5289 Road.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Penrith to Cockermouth by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, The Lake District Wildlife Park, Alpacaly Ever After, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
Keswick Climbing Wall ©
Keswick Climbing Wall
Keswick Leisure Pool ©
Keswick Leisure Pool

7
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Bring the kids along to Predator Experience and Cumbria World. Explore Grange-over-Sands' surroundings by going to Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve (in Barrow-in-Furness), Windermere (Climbing Tours, Michael Coates Clay Shooting, & more) and Ambleside (RockShop, Old Courthouse Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lakes Aquarium, stroll through Bogle Crag Trail, and examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grange-over-Sands online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Grange-over-Sands takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambleside, Windermere, Millom, Newby Bridge, Conishead Priory
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakes Aquarium ©
Lakes Aquarium

8
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Bring the kids along to The Cotswold Range and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Cotswold Falconry Centre) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Cattle Country Adventure Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cirencester journey builder .

You can drive from Grange-over-Sands to Cirencester in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Berkeley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Malmesbury Market Cross, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark

9
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kids will enjoy The Roman Baths and Cotswold Farm Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Castle Combe Circuit (in Castle Combe). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, play a few rounds at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, meet the residents at Prinknash Bird And Deer Park, and have fun and explore at Cheltenham Science Group Science Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bath travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chipping Sodbury, Hawk Conservancy Trust, The International Centre for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust

8
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.
Attractions like Tower Bridge and Tate Modern make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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