32 days in England Itinerary

32 days in England Itinerary

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York
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 3 nights
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Beadnell
— 1 night
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Horsey
— 1 night
Drive
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Shipston on Stour
— 1 night
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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York

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and York Shambles. Change things up with a short trip to My Little Farm Spa in Liversedge (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York online tour planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to York is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vilnius to York. When traveling from Vilnius in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in York: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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Durham

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. We've included these beaches for you: Seaham Beach and Saltburn Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Durham Cathedral and Mining Art Gallery. Step out of Durham to go to Marske-by-the-Sea and see Marske Sands Beach, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, stop by Fury Events, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and take in the architecture and design of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Durham online holiday planner.

You can take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beadnell.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beadnell

Beadnell is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach, and then kick back and relax at Beadnell Bay Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beadnell online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Durham to Beadnell takes 1.5 hours. In December in Beadnell, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Beadnell

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

3
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Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castlerigg Stone Circle and Muncaster Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Chestnut House (in Pooley Bridge), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Aqua Sana - Whinfell Forest). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cockermouth online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Beadnell to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Grange-over-Sands

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
We've included these beaches for you: Earnse Bay and Silecroft Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lakeland Motor Museum and Loughrigg Fell. Venture out of the city with trips to Windermere (Lake Windermere, Orrest Head, &more) and Grasmere (Helm Crag, Lake Grasmere, &more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Grange-over-Sands vacation website.

Getting from Cockermouth to Grange-over-Sands by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bakewell

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chatsworth House and Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley), Nelsons Distillery & School (in Uttoxeter) and Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Tissington Hall, don't miss a visit to Peak District Photography Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Bakewell travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grange-over-Sands to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Horsey.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

1
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Horsey

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Winterton Dunes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Happisburgh Beach, then kick back and relax at Sea Palling Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Horsey Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Horsey travel route planning website.

Drive from Bakewell to Horsey in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Horsey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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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. On the 17th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, stop by Whichford Pottery, take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum, then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Freestyle360.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shipston on Stour tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Horsey to Shipston on Stour in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trips

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Gloucester

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jet Age Museum and Collegiate Church of St Mary's. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury), Lord Leycester Hospital (in Warwick) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Stratford-upon-Avon Canal & Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip maker.

Traveling by car from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Just-in-Roseland Church and Museum of Cornish Life, Helston. Relax by the water at Hayle Towans Beach and Gwithian Beach. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Porthcurno Beach (in Porthcurno), Crantock Beach (in Crantock) and Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach (in Gunwalloe). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthminster Beach, and don't miss a visit to george V memorial walk,hayle cornwall.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St Ives online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in St Ives are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Wells Market Place. Venture out of the city with trips to Wells (St Cuthbert's parish Church, Wells Cathedral, &more), Winchester (Winchester Cathedral & Hampshire Wine School) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath vacation planner.

You can drive from St Ives to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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London

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Take a break from London with a short trip to Thames Valley Wine School in Reading, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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.