8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tewkesbury
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Horton Court, examine the collection at Athelstan Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abbey House Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Castle Combe vacation planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Castle Combe is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Castle Combe due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in May: highs in Castle Combe hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Chipping Sodbury
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey
Athelstan Museum ©
Athelstan Museum

5
nights
Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury ©
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tewkesbury Abbey and Chastleton House and Garden. You'll explore and learn at Jet Age Museum and Showborough House Sculpture Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Moreton in Marsh (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tewkesbury tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castle Combe to Tewkesbury takes 1.5 hours. In May in Tewkesbury, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Highlights from your plan
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art

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