13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route planner

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Ambleside
— 1 night
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York
— 1 night
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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
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Warwick
— 1 night
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Ambleside

— 1 night
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and then get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then let little ones run wild at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip planner.

Manchester to Ambleside is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

York

— 1 night

City of Festivals

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read York trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. February in York sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

London

— 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 9th (Tue), look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bath trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Gloucester

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Thu), let the kids burn off some steam at The Play Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, and then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariners Church, and then meet the residents at The International Centre for Birds of Prey.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gloucester day trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Gloucester by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gloucester are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Warwick

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Market Hall Museum, Warwick, then admire the natural beauty at Hill Close Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Smith Street.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Warwick journey planner.

Getting from Gloucester to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.