55 days in England Itinerary

55 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation planner

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London
— 6 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 5 nights
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Glastonbury
— 6 nights
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
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Warwick
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Grange-over-Sands
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 5 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, walk around Hyde Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our London attractions website.

Bangkok, Thailand to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 7 hours. In November, London is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Brighton and Hove

— 5 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brighton and Hove: Forest Falconry (in Landford), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Rye Waterworks MIcropub (in Rye). There's lots more to do: hone your skills at Natural Balance Therapies, learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at East Sussex Falconry.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Brighton and Hove trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Glastonbury

— 6 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Glastonbury: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bath (The Jane Austen Centre, Bath Abbey, &more) and Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Boscombe Down Aviation Collection).

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glastonbury online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Glastonbury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & Cotswold Motoring Museum) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gloucester attractions planner.

You can drive from Glastonbury to Gloucester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Warwick

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Formula Fast Indoor Karting (in Bletchley), Alain Rouveure Galleries (in Todenham) and Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Warwick road trip planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Warwick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bakewell: Church of the Holy Cross (in Ilam), Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, don't miss a visit to Peak District Photography Gallery, get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, and take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bakewell vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bakewell sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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 York's surroundings by going to Off-Road Tours (in Skipton), Donna Nook Nature Reserve (in North Somercotes) and Sheffield (Holly Hagg Community farm, Spas & Wellness, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at York Bird of Prey Centre, have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read York sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bakewell to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands

— 4 nights
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Get out of town with these interesting Grange-over-Sands side-trips: Kirkstone Pass (in Ambleside), Grasmere (Helm Crag & Lake Grasmere) and Windermere (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Orrest Head, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Predator Experience, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grange-over-Sands trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from York to Grange-over-Sands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Cockermouth

— 5 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall, Penrith Golf Hub, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grange-over-Sands to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. December in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Durham

— 5 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Green Howards Museum (in Richmond), Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough) and Appleby Brewery (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, and stop by Fury Events.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Durham takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.