38 days in England Itinerary

38 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England Trip Planner
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London
— 3 nights
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Newquay
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Keswick
— 2 nights
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London — 3 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, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planning site.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in London hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 2 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, get to know the resident critters at Colchester Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of University of Cambridge. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, see the interesting displays at IWM Duxford, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Christ's College, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Cambridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 9th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Trinity College, admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, and finally deepen your understanding at University of Oxford. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hampton Court Palace and then pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Oxford online route planner.

You can drive from Cambridge to Oxford in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambridge in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Oxford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 4 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Painswick (Painswick Beacon & St Marys Painswick). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, experience rural life at Mary Arden's Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon day trip planning website.

You can drive from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in May, Stratford-upon-Avon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Winterbourne House and Garden, then walk around Cannon Hill Park, then explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall Birmingham. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town, and then examine the collection at National Motorcycle Museum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Birmingham itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 2 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. On the 17th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Goodrich Castle, then pick up some new knowledge with Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, then get interesting insight from Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, and finally take an in-depth tour of Holst Victorian House. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd, make a splash at WMSki, and then stop by Montpellier District.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Birmingham to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in May, Cheltenham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar), Old Sarum (in Salisbury) and Glastonbury (Glastonbury Tor & Chalice Well). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, make a trip to Sally Lunn's Museum, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at Thermae Bath Spa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Newquay.
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Newquay — 2 nights

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, then head outdoors with Ticket to Ride Surf School, and finally get interesting insight from Lappa Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Newquay Activity Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Eden Project, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newquay journey builder site.

Getting from Bath to Newquay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 2 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then go for a walk through Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sefton Park, don't miss a visit to St. George's Hall, then view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at World Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Antony Gormley's Another Place.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool online holiday planner.

You can fly from Newquay to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and then take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum North, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and then browse the collection at The John Rylands Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Manchester, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheffield.
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Sheffield — 2 nights

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 28th (Thu), get your game on at Asylum Paintball Stockport, then get engrossed in the history at Kelham Island Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rotherham Minster Church, and then relax in the rural setting at Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm & Ice Cream Shop.

Plan my day in Sheffield using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Manchester to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sheffield are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to York.
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York — 3 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.
York is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, take a stroll through York Shambles, and admire the striking features of St. Mary's Abbey.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the York online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to York in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Durham.
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Durham — 2 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral. On your second day here, make a trip to Palace Green, take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, and then examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Durham trip planner.

You can take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Durham are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and then get to know the resident critters at South Lakes Safari Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, then shop like a local with RockShop, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

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

Traveling by car from Durham to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Keswick.
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Keswick — 2 nights

Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then skim along the rocks with Mobile Adventure - Day Adventures, and finally see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, push the limits with Honister Slate Mine, then get to know the resident critters at The Lake District Wildlife Park, and finally look for gifts at Ye Olde Friars.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Keswick trip builder site.

Getting from Windermere to Keswick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel 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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