42 days in England Itinerary

42 days in England Itinerary

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Gloucester
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 5 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Sheffield
— 6 nights
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London
— 8 nights
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Gloucester

Kids will appreciate attractions like The Cotswold Range and Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Gloucester side-trips: Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and The Forest of Dean (in Coleford).

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Doha, Qatar to Gloucester is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Doha in January: highs in Gloucester hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

5
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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.
Attractions like The Roman Baths and The Jane Austen Centre make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Glastonbury (Abbey Park Playground, Ham Wall Nature Reserve, &more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, walk around Royal Victoria Park, and engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

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You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Bring the kids along to Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest and Orrest Head. Venture out of the city with trips to Falconry Days (in Hexham), Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge) and Finsthwaite Tower (in Newby Bridge). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, and stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip planning site.

You can drive from Bath to Ambleside in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

5
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Durham

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Family-friendly places like World War One Soldier Sculpture and Durham Cathedral will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Allout Adventures (in Hexham), Roker & Seaburn Beaches (in Sunderland) and Saint Thomas C of E Church (in Stanhope). There's still lots to do: visit Fury Events, stroll through Durham Heritage Coast, don't miss a visit to Finchale Priory, and admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens.

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Getting from Ambleside to Durham by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

6
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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.
Bring the kids along to Le Petit Spa and National Railway Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Skipton), SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Nidderdale Llamas (in Harrogate). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the York trip planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in York can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Sheffield

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Vulcan Experience and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: Castleton (Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill & Peak Mountaineering), Imperial War Museum North (in Stretford) and Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends (in Doncaster). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg Community farm, admire the engineering at Derwent Dam, relax and rejuvenate at Coach House Healing Centre, and get great views at Mam Tor.

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You can drive from York to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Bring the kids along to Natural History Museum and Coca-Cola London Eye. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and stroll around Hyde Park.

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You can take a train from Sheffield to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

England travel guide

4.3
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.