7 days in Stratford-upon-Avon & Cotswolds Itinerary

7 days in Stratford-upon-Avon & Cotswolds Itinerary

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7 days in Stratford-upon-Avon & Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Chipping Campden
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London

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night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 17th (Thu), browse for treasures at Sims Vintage Antiques Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at S&D Falconry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and finally take in the views from Tramway Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon itinerary planner.

London to Stratford-upon-Avon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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S&D Falconry ©
S&D Falconry
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Sims Vintage Antiques Centre ©
Sims Vintage Antiques Centre

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night
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. You've now added Hart Gold and Silversmiths to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, go for a walk through High Street Chipping Campden, then shop like a local with Hart Gold and Silversmiths, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Hall.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Chipping Campden trip itinerary planning website .

Chipping Campden is just a stone's throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. In October, daily temperatures in Chipping Campden can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks Shopping Museums
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Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden ©
Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden
High Street Chipping Campden ©
High Street Chipping Campden

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day
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cotswold Perfumery as well as Birdland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, appreciate the history behind Hailes Abbey, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cotswold Antiques and Tea Room, and finally look for gifts at Cotswold Perfumery.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planning app .

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a short distance from Chipping Campden. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hailes Abbey
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Birdland ©
Birdland
Hailes Abbey ©
Hailes Abbey
Cotswold Perfumery ©
Cotswold Perfumery

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Montpellier District, then stroll the grounds of Cheltenham Minster, then pause for some photo ops at Gustav Holst Statue, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Montpellier Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip maker app .

Cheltenham is just a stone's throw from Bourton-on-the-Water. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chavenage House
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Montpellier District ©
Montpellier District
Imperial Gardens ©
Imperial Gardens

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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of The Almshouses, then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip planning site .

You can drive from Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace

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