30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England visit planner
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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 5 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: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London online travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to London is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Steamship Shieldhall (in Southampton), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey, Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, stop by Wyrdraven, admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral, and deepen your understanding at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bath travel planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water — 5 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 Bourton-on-the-Water's surroundings by going to St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water online holiday planner.

Drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Jesus Church (in Troutbeck), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and R.A. & J.S. Fletcher (in Grange-over-Sands). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Windermere trip itinerary planning website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cockermouth.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

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 Cockermouth's surroundings by going to Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest (in Penrith) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth tour planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. September in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Durham.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Durham — 3 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Fury Events, examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durham travel route planner.

Getting from Cockermouth to Durham by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Durham are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

York — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Stanage Edge (in Hathersage), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Grindleford Community Shop (in Grindleford). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and get your game on at The York Dungeon.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip tool.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in York, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

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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