15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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London — 3 nights

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: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to York.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

York — 3 nights

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.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

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Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.
Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, get great views at Orrest Head, and have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside road trip website.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water — 3 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland.

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Drive from Ambleside to Bourton-on-the-Water in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Bath — 2 nights

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 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wells Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip app.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

England travel guide

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.