8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

8 days in Cotswolds Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Birmingham International Airport, Drive to Shipston on Stour
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Shipston on Stour
— 3 nights
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Washington Dulles

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Shipston on Stour

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. Explore Shipston on Stour's surroundings by going to The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shipston on Stour trip itinerary maker tool.

Washington DC, USA to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Shipston on Stour, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Gloucester

Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & Westonbirt Arboretum).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip planner.

You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. In May in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.