9 days in Midlands, Bristol & Bath Itinerary

9 days in Midlands, Bristol & Bath Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England tour planner

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Lincoln
— 1 day
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Buxton
— 1 night
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Coventry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Bristol
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Lincoln

— 1 day
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. On the 23rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Lincoln Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln online trip builder.

London to Lincoln is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites

Buxton

— 1 night
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Hartington Cheese Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Sally Mosley Guided Walks, then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and finally contemplate the long history of Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buxton road trip website.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Buxton takes 2 hours. In October in Buxton, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coventry.

Things to do in Buxton

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Coventry

— 2 nights
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and then admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, sample the fine beverages at Warner's Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coventry travel planning website.

You can drive from Buxton to Coventry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Coventry sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Coventry

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then sample the tasty concoctions at Banks's Park Brewery, and then visit Gas Street Basin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham travel route site.

Traveling by car from Coventry to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bristol

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum and then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bristol trip maker.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Bristol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, then look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the galleries of The Roman Baths. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Longleat, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and then stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bath trip maker tool.

Drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips