41 days in England Itinerary

41 days in England Itinerary

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Winchester
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
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Castleton
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Colchester
— 3 nights
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London
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Winchester — 2 nights

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Winchester: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Hawking About (in Arundel). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Winchester attractions planning app.

London to Winchester is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Bath — 5 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: Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester), Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bath road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Highgrove Gardens (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, make a trip to Bourton on the Water, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water visit planning website.

Drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Castleton.
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Castleton — 4 nights

Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Castleton is known for nature, shopping, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, steep yourself in history at Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence, explore the historical opulence of Castleton Walk, and appreciate the views at Cave Dale.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Castleton tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Castleton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Castleton can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from Castleton to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow 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. Take a break from Cockermouth with a short trip to Aira Force Waterfall in Penrith, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In May in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Harrogate (Nidderdale Llamas & Spirit of Harrogate Ltd) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the York trip planner.

Drive from Cockermouth to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colchester.
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Colchester — 3 nights

Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Venture out of the city with trips to Cambridge (The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, Fitzwilliam Museum, &more), Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay) and The Animal Experience (in Stretham). There's more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and indulge your taste buds at Essex Wine School.

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Getting from York to Colchester by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Colchester to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) 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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