15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England sightseeing planner

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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Warwick
— 2 nights
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Worcester
— 2 nights
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Hereford
— 2 nights
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Ludlow
— 1 night
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Bewdley
— 2 nights
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Shrewsbury
— 1 night
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Stoke-on-Trent
— 2 nights
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Birmingham

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
You've added Gas Street Basin, Pen Museum, Birmingham Back to Backs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coffin Works and Winterbourne House and Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Black Country Living Museum in Dudley (about 30 minutes away). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Steelhouse Lane Lock-up.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip site.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Birmingham is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Warwick

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Baddesley Clinton, Coughton Court and Warwick Castle. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Charlecote Park, make a trip to Charlecote Mill, then get engrossed in the history at St. John's House, and finally make a trip to Guy's Cliffe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Warwick driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Warwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Warwick, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Worcester.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Worcester

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, examine the collection at John Moore Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Malvern Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Herefordshire Beacon.

Plan my day in Worcester using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Warwick to Worcester by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Worcester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hereford.

Things to do in Worcester

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hereford

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xaviers Church, explore the historical opulence of Goodrich Castle, then take an in-depth tour of The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, then explore the historical opulence of White Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael's Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Church Hereford, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hereford Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary and St David, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dore Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Bridget's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Skenfrith Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hereford day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Worcester to Hereford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hereford are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ludlow.

Things to do in Hereford

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ludlow

— 1 night
Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire, England, 28mi south of Shrewsbury and 23mi north of Hereford via the main A49 road, which bypasses the town. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Stokesay Court, explore the historical opulence of Croft Castle and Parkland, take in the exciting artwork at The Art Room, explore the historical opulence of Ludlow Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Laurence's Church, and finally examine the collection at Regal Cinema.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ludlow travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Hereford to Ludlow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hereford in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ludlow, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bewdley.

Things to do in Ludlow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bewdley

— 2 nights
Bewdley is a small riverside town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest District of Worcestershire, England, along the Severn Valley a few miles to the west of Kidderminster and 22 miles south west of Birmingham. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bewdley Museum, contemplate the long history of National Trust - Knowles Mill, contemplate the long history of Witley Court & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Great Witley Church, and finally examine the collection at Kidderminster Railway Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Churchill Forge, then contemplate the long history of Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, then see the interesting displays at Daniels Mill, and finally contemplate the long history of National Trust - Dudmaston Estate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bewdley trip planner.

Bewdley is just a stone's throw from Ludlow. In September, daytime highs in Bewdley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shrewsbury.

Things to do in Bewdley

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Shrewsbury

— 1 night
Shrewsbury ) is the county town of Shropshire, England. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Shrewsbury Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Shrewsbury Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Chad's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Acton Burnell Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shrewsbury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bewdley to Shrewsbury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Stoke-on-Trent.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Historic Sites

Stoke-on-Trent

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Trail and Error, examine the collection at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Gladstone Pottery Museum, then see the interesting displays at Wedgwood Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Longton Town Hall. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Etruria Industrial Museum, then explore the galleries of Apedale Heritage Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at War Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stoke-on-Trent trip planner.

Getting from Shrewsbury to Stoke-on-Trent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Stoke-on-Trent can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Warwickshire travel guide

3.9
Castles · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
If it hadn’t been the birthplace of a world-famous playwright, Warwickshire could have been just another picture-perfect English county with verdant rolling hills and scenic market towns. William Shakespeare was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon, one of the region’s prosperous centers of culture, art, and commerce. The county abounds in sites linked to the renowned artist’s life, hosting a multitude of special events and art festivals that draw visitors from around the world. Tourist numbers diminish away from these bustling cultural attractions, offering travelers numerous opportunities to step off the beaten path and have a relaxing sightseeing experience on quiet country roads and walking trails.

Worcestershire travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites
Though its northeastern section forms part of the industrial West Midlands, Worcestershire still retains much of its peaceful rural feel. The region is known around the world for its sharp-tasting sauce, created in 1837 by two local chemists. Visitors can explore the county’s lush countryside and sleepy market towns. Walkers and nature lovers from around the globe revere the area’s rugged Malvern Hills, which feature numerous hiking trails and the region’s highest peak. The county’s only city is its capital, Worcester, noted for its imposing 12th-century cathedral, which inspired composer Edward Elgar to create some of his finest works.

Herefordshire travel guide

4.2
Castles · Historic Sites · Kayaking & Canoeing
With its quiet countryside and strong sense of community, Herefordshire is a haven of tranquility. The county boasts over 130 historic castles, but is mostly known for Hereford Castle, which for a long time remained a highly contested battleground between the Welsh and the English. Consider exploring these historic sites, or simply enjoy long walks or bike rides along the county’s quiet roads. With just a few very small towns, this sleepy region has remained largely rural.

Shropshire travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos
Considered one of England's most unspoiled counties, Shropshire is both easy to reach from almost anywhere in the country and far enough from the big urban centers to have stayed relatively unchanged over the last few decades. A laid-back atmosphere pervades local life, attracting visitors eager to escape the overcrowded tourist sites of the more frequented regions. The locals take pride in their modern food culture, which is centered around trendy restaurants serving dishes prepared with some of the finest organic ingredients available in the country. Renowned for its local ales, the county leads the way in the home-brew revival, with a multitude of small traditional pubs, inns, and microbreweries.

Staffordshire travel guide

3.8
Theme Parks · Gardens · Ski Areas
Featuring a landscape of undulating hills and wild moorlands, Staffordshire is known for containing some of the biggest and most important coal mines in the country. Nestled between the sprawling urban centers of Manchester and Birmingham, this region offers visitors a chance to explore surprisingly large green areas, which in the northern part of the county reach all the way to the hills of the renowned Peak District. Staffordshire remains an under-explored part of the country, providing travelers who do linger in the area with an unhurried holiday experience, far from the noise and the bustle of the more tourist-driven spots. The highlight of any vacation in Staffordshire is certainly the city of Lichfield, noted for containing the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.