9 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

9 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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9 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle Combe Village and St. Andrew's Church. You'll explore and learn at Museum in the Park and Athelstan Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castle Combe: Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard & Berkeley Castle), St Marys Painswick (in Painswick) and All Saints' Church (in Somerford Keynes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Chavenage House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Castle Combe day trip site .

Perth, Australia to Castle Combe is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Castle Combe, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Berkeley, Tetbury, All Saints' Church, St. James Church
Highlights from your plan
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Berkeley Castle ©
Berkeley Castle
Purton Ships Graveyard ©
Purton Ships Graveyard

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. Appreciate the collections at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Corinium Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sudeley Castle and Mechanical Music Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Octavia's Bookshop (in Cirencester). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, examine the collection at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, and steep yourself in history at Belas Knap.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water online tour planner .

You can drive from Castle Combe to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Burford, Winchcombe, Cirencester, St. Edward's Church, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

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