30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

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Southampton
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Southampton — 3 nights

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, step aboard Steamship Shieldhall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Forest Falconry.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Southampton itinerary maker website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Southampton is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Southampton due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Colombo in June: high temperatures in Southampton hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.
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Bath — 4 nights

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: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bath trip site.

Traveling by car from Southampton to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 4 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and stroll around Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 4 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Wast Water (in Wasdale Head) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). There's lots more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to York.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from York: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Castle Howard.

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You can drive from Cockermouth to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cockermouth in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in York, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London — 6 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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London attractions planner.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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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