13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England journey planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Train
5
London
— 4 nights
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York — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at National Centre for Birds of Prey, explore the historical opulence of Helmsley Castle, then see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through York Shambles, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, then go for a walk through York City Walls, and finally examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our York online road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to York is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarn Hows.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ambleside attractions planning site.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Cheltenham — 2 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. On the 27th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, then have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range, then admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, delve into the distant past at Hailes Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Cheltenham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, make a trip to Caen Hill Locks, then contemplate the long history of Great Chalfield Manor, then admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and finally walk around Royal Victoria Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bath day trip site.

Drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums
Side Trips

London — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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