15 days in South West England Itinerary

15 days in South West England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
Amesbury
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Shipston on Stour
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bath
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Sydney

1
day
Amesbury

Amesbury ©
On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, look for all kinds of wild species at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, and then experience rural life at Manningford Trout Fishery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amesbury trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Amesbury is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Amesbury, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Amesbury hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manningford Trout Fishery, Langford Lakes Nature Reserve
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Manningford Trout Fishery ©
Manningford Trout Fishery

3
nights
Shipston on Stour

Shipston on Stour ©
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Change things up with these side-trips from Shipston on Stour: The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shipston on Stour trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amesbury to Shipston on Stour takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford, Chipping Campden, The Parish Church of St. Mary, Feldon Valley
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

4
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Northleach (Cotswold Countryside Collection & Church of St Peter & St Paul), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester online trip planner.

Drive from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Northleach, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, The Cotswold Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cheltenham Racecourse ©
Cheltenham Racecourse
SimAir737 ©
SimAir737

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bath road trip tool.

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Castle Combe, Salisbury, Wells Cathedral, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Wyrdraven
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Spas
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey