16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Manchester, Train to York
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 5 nights
Fly

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York

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Nidderdale Llamas (in Harrogate) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

Birmingham, USA to York is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Birmingham to York. Traveling from Birmingham in April, you will find days in York are colder (55°F), and nights are slightly colder (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. When in Ambleside, make a side trip to see Lake Windermere in Windermere, approximately Windermere away. Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Derwentwater, get great views at Orrest Head, and head outdoors with Lake District Sheepdog Experience.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Bourton-on-the-Water to go to Somerford Keynes and see The Cotswold Range, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, get in on the family fun at The Dragonfly Maze, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bath

— 1 night

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 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Bath Street, surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

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

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder website.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in London, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.