4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

4 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cotswolds vacation planner

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Gloucester
— 1 night
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Upper Slaughter
— 1 night
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Shipston on Stour
— 1 night
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Gloucester

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Nature in Art and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Walks With Hawks. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester travel route planner.

London to Gloucester is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Upper Slaughter.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Upper Slaughter

— 1 night
On the 6th (Mon), hike along Warden's Way, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Upper Slaughter trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Upper Slaughter takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Upper Slaughter

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shipston on Stour

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, get engrossed in the history at Rollright Stones, look for gifts at Whichford Pottery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shipston on Stour trip itinerary planner.

Shipston on Stour is just a stone's throw from Upper Slaughter. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Churches · Zoos
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.