54 days in England Itinerary

54 days in England Itinerary

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York
— 7 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Bakewell
— 6 nights
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Warwick
— 6 nights
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Cirencester
— 7 nights
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Bath
— 7 nights
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Southampton
— 7 nights
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London
— 9 nights

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York

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yorkshire Activity Centre and York Maze. Explore York's surroundings by going to Durham (Durham Cathedral, Seaham Beach, &more), Doncaster (Ashworth Barracks Museum & Yorkshire Wildlife Park) and Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre (in Clifton). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, stop by York Shambles, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and explore the engaging exhibits at DIG.

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London to York is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Michael Coates Clay Shooting and Treetop Trek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Ducky's Park Farm (in Flookburgh), Lakeland Maze Farm Park (in Kendal) and Old Hall Farm (in Bouth). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, snap pictures at Ashness Bridge, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Windermere day trip planning website.

Getting from York to Windermere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 6 nights
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. Attractions like Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and Vale Royal Falconry Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bakewell: Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield), Jacob's Ladder (in Edale) and Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, have some family-friendly fun at Wild Park Derbyshire, take an in-depth tour of Eyam Plague Village Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Thornbridge Hall Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bakewell travel route builder site.

You can drive from Windermere to Bakewell in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Warwick

— 6 nights
Family-friendly places like Warwick Castle and The Children’s Play Village will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warwick: Tanks-Alot (in Helmdon), Lemington Lakes (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Catanger Llamas (in Towcester).

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warwick trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Bakewell to Warwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bakewell in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Warwick, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Cirencester

— 7 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kids will enjoy Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Cotswold Archery. Venture out of the city with trips to Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Chastleton House and Garden), Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill) and Berkeley (Cattle Country Adventure Park & Berkeley Castle). The adventure continues: get outside with The Cotswold Range, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, stroll around Cotswold Country Park & Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cirencester trip maker app.

Drive from Warwick to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bath

— 7 nights

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 International Centre for Birds of Prey make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Broadway (Broadway Playground & Cotswold Lavender), Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bath route tool.

Getting from Cirencester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Southampton

— 7 nights
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kids will enjoy Hawk Conservancy Trust and Paultons Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Hospital of St Cross (in Winchester). There's lots more to do: cool off at Dorset Adventure Park, paddle through the water with New Forest Activities, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and contemplate the long history of Winchester Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Southampton tour website.

Traveling by car from Bath to Southampton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Southampton, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Southampton

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

London

— 9 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.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Boydells Dairy Farm (in Wethersfield) and LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (in Windsor). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our London route planner.

You can drive from Southampton to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.