31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 4th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Windermere online travel route builder.

Sydney, Australia to Windermere is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Catbells Lakeland Walk and Country Experiences. Change things up with a short trip to Aira Force Waterfall in Penrith (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip planner.

Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to York.
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York — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a stroll through York Shambles, find something for the whole family at York Maze, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in York sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to St Ives.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

St Ives — 3 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Family-friendly places like Treyarnon Bay Beach and Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Padstow Sealife Safaris (in Padstow), Porthcurno Beach (in Porthcurno) and Llama Lland (in Shortlanesend). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with Kernow Coasteering and head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St Ives trip planner.

You can fly from York to St Ives in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in St Ives are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.
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Woolacombe — 2 nights

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Ilfracombe Sea Safari and then identify plant and animal life at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays and then kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Woolacombe, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Woolacombe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Cotswold Farm Park and fossilwalks.com. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: The International Centre for Birds of Prey (in Newent), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, find something for the whole family at Paultons Park, admire the natural beauty at American Museum & Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Woolacombe to Bath in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rodmarton Manor, and admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cirencester trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Warwick.
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Warwick — 4 nights

Kids will enjoy Warwick Castle and The Knights of Middle England.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Warwick day trip planning app.

Drive from Cirencester to Warwick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Warwick are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Attractions like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Drive from Warwick to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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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