25 days in England Itinerary

25 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 3 nights
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London — 5 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker website.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 12 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in London, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brighton and Hove.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Brighton and Hove — 2 nights

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy, look for gifts at Gustamps, and then visit The Lanes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then experience rural life at Tulleys Farm, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games
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Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, and contemplate the long history of Bath Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Cheltenham — 3 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheltenham: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, take a stroll through Hatton Country World, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to York.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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York — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from York to Spofforth to see Stockeld Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fairfax House, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary website.

Getting from Cheltenham to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Cheltenham in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in York, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After and then explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth day trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Manchester.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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Manchester — 3 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Manchester Town Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Chester Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester road trip tool.

Getting from Cockermouth to Manchester by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Manchester, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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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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