28 days in England Itinerary

28 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 7 nights
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Malmesbury
— 3 nights
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Chipping Campden
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 6 nights
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Leeds
— 8 nights
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London

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Big Cat Sanctuary and Up at The O2. Change things up with a short trip to Mote Park in Maidstone (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London journey builder website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to London. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malmesbury.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Malmesbury

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hawk Conservancy Trust and The Royal Gardens at Highgrove. Step out of Malmesbury to go to Stroud and see Stroudwater Navigation, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Malmesbury tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from London to Malmesbury takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Malmesbury

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chipping Campden

— 3 nights
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hidcote Manor Garden and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Take a break from Chipping Campden with a short trip to Tewkesbury Abbey in Tewkesbury, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, look for gifts at Toke's, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Walk to Broadway Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chipping Campden online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Malmesbury to Chipping Campden in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Chipping Campden are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Manchester

— 6 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Easedale Tarn and Conwy Town Walls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Bangor (Britannia Bridge & Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)), Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip site.

You can drive from Chipping Campden to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chipping Campden in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Manchester. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Leeds

— 8 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Centre for Birds of Prey and Peasholm Park. Get out of town with these interesting Leeds side-trips: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Rievaulx Abbey (in Helmsley) and Harrogate (Spas, National Trust Brimham Rocks, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Whitby Abbey, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, make a trip to Whitby Harbour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Leeds day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Leeds takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Leeds

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.