8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

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8 days in England Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Ambleside
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Houston

1
night
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 22nd (Thu), meet the residents at Predator Experience, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and then get outside with Alpacaly Ever After. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at Townend, and finally see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside online holiday planner .

Houston, USA to Ambleside is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Troutbeck, Alpacaly Ever After, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Predator Experience
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Townend ©
Townend
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our York road trip planner .

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, then brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read London trip maker site .

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August in London, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bath sightseeing website .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Chavenage House, Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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