10 days in England Itinerary

10 days in England Itinerary

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London
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Oxford
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Worcester
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Shrewsbury
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Chester
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Liverpool
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Windermere
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Derby
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Cambridge
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London

— 1 night

The Square Mile

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 5th (Mon): make a trip to Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the London itinerary builder tool.

Manchester to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford online trip maker.

Getting from London to Oxford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oxford are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Stratford-upon-Avon

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon holiday planner.

Getting from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oxford in April since evenings lows in Stratford-upon-Avon dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Worcester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Worcester

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Malvern Hills and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Worcester itinerary planner.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Worcester by car takes about an hour. April in Worcester sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shrewsbury.

Things to do in Worcester

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Shrewsbury

— 1 night
Shrewsbury ) is the county town of Shropshire, England. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shrewsbury trip planning app.

You can drive from Worcester to Shrewsbury in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Worcester in April, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Shrewsbury. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Chester.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Chester

— 1 night
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Meadows.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chester trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Shrewsbury to Chester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Chester are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Liverpool.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Wildlife

Liverpool

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites

Windermere

— 1 night
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Derby

— 1 night
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Derby tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Derby in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Derby

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cambridge

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cambridge visit site.

Drive from Derby to Cambridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

London

The Square Mile

On the 14th (Wed), explore the world behind art at The British Museum and then make a trip to Big Ben.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London tour planner.

Traveling by train from Cambridge to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in London

Museums

England travel guide

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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.