24 days in England Itinerary

24 days in England Itinerary

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Bakewell
— 1 night
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
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Bakewell

— 1 night
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Bakewell Old House Museum, view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Rutland Antiques Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, stop by Edward and Vintage, then make a trip to Holy Trinity Parish Church, and finally surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakewell itinerary builder.

Manchester to Bakewell is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bakewell

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 4 nights
Appreciate the collections at Corinium Museum and Showborough House Sculpture Garden. Shop till you drop at Alain Rouveure Galleries and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & Cotswold Motoring Museum), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and St. Mary's Church (in Fairford).

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Traveling by car from Bakewell to Gloucester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gloucester when traveling from Bakewell in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Shop till you drop at Somerset Crafts and Pulteney Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Stonehenge. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, browse for treasures at Simon Jackson Antiques & Interiors, and take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Head to Covent Garden and Harrodsfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. Shop till you drop at York Shambles and Stonegate Teddy Bears. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, take an in-depth tour of Yorkshire Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon.

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You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Durham

— 3 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Graculus Sculptures and Oriental Museum. Shop till you drop at Fleece and Spennymoor Town Hall Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels, and browse the exhibits of Durham Museum.

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You can take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. For shopping fun, head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop or Old Courthouse Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Venture out of the city with trips to Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow), Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere) and Thornthwaite Galleries (in Thornthwaite). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, view the masterpieces at Viridian Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ambleside day trip planner.

You can drive from Durham to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.