8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Congleton
— 1 night
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Cheddar
— 2 nights
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Eastbourne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Battle
— 1 night
Drive to London Gatwick Airport, Fly to Manchester

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Congleton

— 1 night
Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael & All Angels Church, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Quest, then contemplate the long history of Little Moreton Hall, and finally awaken your taste buds at Cheshire Mersey Wine School - Day Classes.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Congleton trip itinerary planner.

Manchester to Congleton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Cheddar.

Things to do in Congleton

Historic Sites · Classes · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Cheddar

— 2 nights
Cheddar is a large village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of the English county of Somerset. Cheddar is known for nature, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Cheddar Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Wells and Mendip Museum, and take a stroll through Wells Market Place.

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You can drive from Congleton to Cheddar in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cheddar can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Cheddar

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Eastbourne

— 3 nights
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Change things up with these side-trips from Eastbourne: Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill), Landgate (in Rye) and Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Beachy Head, take in the waterfront at Eastbourne Pier, go for a stroll along the water at Sovereign Harbour Marina, and stop by Little Miss Sew 'n' Sew.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eastbourne trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cheddar to Eastbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Eastbourne sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Battle.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Battle

— 1 night
Battle is a small town and civil parish in the local government district of Rother in East Sussex, England. On the 30th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Touch of Beauty Battle, experience rural life at Great Park Farm Nursery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary the Virgin Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and finally view the masterpieces at BRITISH design BRITISH made.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Battle online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Eastbourne to Battle takes an hour. October in Battle sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Battle

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Museums

England travel guide

4.4
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.