39 days in England Itinerary

39 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England itinerary planner
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 5 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 5 nights
Drive
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York
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 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.
When in London, make a side trip to see The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, approximately Smarden away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary website.

Istanbul, Turkey to London is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train 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.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Fore/Adventure (in Studland), Dorset Adventure Park (in Corfe Castle) and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in nature's colorful creations at Prior Park Landscape Gardens, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and browse the exhibits of American Museum & Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bath road trip planning app.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 5 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cheltenham road trip app.

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Warwick.
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Warwick — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Warwick: Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes) and Tanks-Alot (in Helmdon).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Warwick driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Warwick can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 5 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bakewell: Jacob's Ladder (in Edale), Alton Towers Theme Park (in Alton) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, grab your bike and head to Bike Garage, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sidecar Safari Peak District- Day Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bakewell trip itinerary website.

Getting from Warwick to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Warwick in July since evenings lows in Bakewell dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to York.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite) and Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster). Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Yorkshire Museum, trek along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read York online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 5 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 Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, Kandoo Adventures, &more) and Wast Water (in Wasdale Head). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, take a peaceful walk through Ennerdale Water, and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

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

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, ride a horse along Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Windermere using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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