28 days in England Itinerary

28 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England itinerary planner

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Fly to London Gatwick, Train to London Victoria, Train to York
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York
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 6 nights
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Gloucester
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from York: Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert) and Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Castle). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Yorkshire Activity Centre, sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the York day trip tool.

Seattle, USA to York is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to York. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in February, with highs in York at 45°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ambleside

— 6 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Appleby-in-Westmorland (Rutter Force & St Anne's Hospital), Live For Today Kendal Activity Centre (in Kendal) and Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, delve into the lush surroundings at Lanthwaite Wood, explore the striking landscape at St Sunday Crag, and go for a walk through Wansfell Pike.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ambleside online itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Wotton-under-Edge (Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, Fifi's Fancy Furniture, &more), Berkeley (St. Mary's Church & Purton Ships Graveyard) and Tetbury (Hookshouse Pottery, Beverston Castle, &more).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gloucester driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Ambleside to Gloucester by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheltenham (SimAir737, Wishing Fish Clock, &more), Old Baptist Chapel (in Tewkesbury) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Greystones Farm & The Cotswold Brewing Company). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, have fun at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online route planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

London

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

England travel guide

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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.