18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
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Southampton
— 2 nights
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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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning tool.

Queenstown, New Zealand to London is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Queenstown to London, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Windermere.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 23rd (Fri), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, then examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Windermere online route maker.

Traveling by train from London to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Side Trips

Cockermouth — 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Wast Water (in Wasdale Head) and Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite). There's much more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cockermouth day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In June in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh — 2 nights

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally walk around Kiftsgate Court Gardens. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Cotswold Brew Co, then stop by The Baobab Tree, and finally head outdoors with Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moreton-in-Marsh vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Moreton-in-Marsh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Tetbury (Westonbirt Arboretum, Highgrove Gardens, &more), Wells (West Front & Wells Cathedral) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath holiday website.

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Southampton.
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Southampton — 2 nights

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Southampton travel route builder website.

You can drive from Bath to Southampton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Southampton sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to 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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