4 days in Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds & Salisbury Itinerary

4 days in Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds & Salisbury Itinerary

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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Moreton-in-Marsh
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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Salisbury
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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at The River Avon Trail, take in panoramic vistas at The Tower @ RSC, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Henley Street.

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London to Stratford-upon-Avon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 30th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh online visit planner.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a stone's throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. In August, daytime highs in Moreton-in-Marsh are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the 31st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Birdland, steep yourself in history at Chedworth Roman Villa, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water route planner.

Bourton-on-the-Water is very close to Moreton-in-Marsh. In August, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Salisbury.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Salisbury

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Old Sarum, then explore the galleries of Arundells, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with GoSkydive.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salisbury holiday planner.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Salisbury in 2 hours. In August in Salisbury, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Salisbury

Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Cotswolds travel guide

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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.