36 days in England Itinerary

36 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel route maker

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Penrith
— 6 nights
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York
— 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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Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Grasmere (Wordsworth Daffodil Garden & The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Man of Coniston.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windermere route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Windermere is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Windermere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Penrith

— 6 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & Crummock Water) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). There's still lots to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Smardale Gill Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Penrith tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

York

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Durham (Durham Castle & Durham Cathedral), Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert) and Liverpool (Merseyside Maritime Museum, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery, take a stroll through York Shambles, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read York trip planner.

You can drive from Penrith to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 6 nights
Explore Gloucester's surroundings by going to Walks around Wotton-under-Edge (in Wotton-under-Edge), Berkeley (Cattle Country Adventure Park & St. Mary's Church) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury).

Make your Gloucester itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from York to Gloucester by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gloucester when traveling from York in June, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Cheltenham (Cheltenham Minster, Battledown Brewery, &more), Bourton-on-the-Water (Greystones Farm & The Cotswold Brewing Company) and Tewkesbury Battlefield (in Tewkesbury). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, don't miss a visit to Malmesbury Market Cross, have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bath day trip planning website.

Drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.