8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Plymouth
Drive:  5​h
1
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Castle Combe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cotswold Motoring Museum and Mechanical Music Museum. Sudeley Castle and St Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bourton-on-the-Water: Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Birdland, get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze, make a trip to The Model Village, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water driving holiday planning site .

Plymouth to Bourton-on-the-Water is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Hidcote Manor Garden, Sudeley Castle, St Peter's Church, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor

3
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. Castle Combe Village and St. James Church will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museum in the Park and Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Head 4 Heights Ltd (in Shorncote) and Berkeley Castle (in Berkeley). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and make a trip to Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Castle Combe trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Castle Combe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tetbury, Berkeley, Wotton-under-Edge, Museum in the Park, Malmesbury Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Berkeley Castle ©
Berkeley Castle
Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey

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