21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England visit planner
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Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Fly
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St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tewkesbury
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bakewell
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Durham
— 1 night
Drive
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Bamburgh
— 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.
Let the collections at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. Visit Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Auckland to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to St Ives.
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St Ives — 3 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Relax by the water at Porthminster Beach and Hayle Towans Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Porthcurno Beach and Godrevy Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Ives: Crantock Beach (in Crantock) and Porthchapel Beach (in St Levan). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and stroll through Gwithian Beach.

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Fly from London to St Ives in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.
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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 29th (Thu): get your game on at The Cotswold Range, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, then see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, then take in the exciting artwork at Somerset Crafts, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at West Front.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Drive from St Ives to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Tewkesbury.
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Tewkesbury — 1 night

Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, then contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Battlefield, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tewkesbury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Tewkesbury takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 2 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Anne's Church, Baslow, take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, then get to know the fascinating history of Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk, and finally view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, then get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Parish Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakewell trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tewkesbury to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grange-over-Sands.
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Grange-over-Sands — 2 nights

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Grange-over-Sands takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 2 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. On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, view the masterpieces at Percy House Gallery, then surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Thornthwaite Galleries, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cockermouth online road trip planner.

Drive from Grange-over-Sands to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durham.
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Durham — 1 night

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels, then get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast, and finally get outside with Seaham Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Durham road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Durham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Durham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Bamburgh.
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Bamburgh — 2 nights

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then kick back and relax at St Aiden Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bamburgh vacation planner.

Getting from Durham to Bamburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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England travel guide

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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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