8 days in Cotswolds & Bristol Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds & Bristol Itinerary

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8 days in Cotswolds & Bristol Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
2
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Tetbury
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Bristol
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Visiting Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Walks With Hawks will get you outdoors. Visit Stonehenge and Snowshill Manor for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to St Peter's Church (in Upper Slaughter) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, and witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cheltenham online trip builder .

Valletta, Malta to Cheltenham is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Cheltenham. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valletta in July; daily highs in Cheltenham reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tewkesbury Battlefield, Stonehenge, Sudeley Castle, Snowshill Manor, Cotswold Way
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester tour planner .

Gloucester is just a stone's throw from Cheltenham. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tetbury.

Things to do in Gloucester

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

1
night
Tetbury

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, then get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, and finally admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tetbury trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Gloucester to Tetbury in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Tetbury

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cirencester, Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Malmesbury Market Cross ©
Malmesbury Market Cross

2
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, and finally examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Cheddar Gorge, steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bride’s Mound.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bristol trip planning app .

You can drive from Tetbury to Bristol in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Wells Cathedral, Bride’s Mound, Cheddar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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