56 days in England Itinerary

56 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England planner
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Southampton
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Plymouth
— 6 nights
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Drive to Exeter International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Cockermouth
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Cockermouth
— 6 nights
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Windermere
— 6 nights
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York
— 7 nights
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Bakewell
— 6 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 6 nights
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London
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Southampton — 5 nights

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Southampton: Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at Forest Falconry, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and meet the residents at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Southampton trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Southampton is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Southampton is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Southampton are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.
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Bath — 6 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Spas (in Cheltenham), Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester) and Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, take in breathtaking views at Cheddar Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and hike along Cotswold Way.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Southampton to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.
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Plymouth — 6 nights

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Get out of town with these interesting Plymouth side-trips: Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland) and Devon Sea Safari (in Teignmouth). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Plymouth Synagogue, gain insight at Britannia Royal Naval College, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Exeter Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth online trip planner.

Drive from Bath to Plymouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 6 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Wast Water (in Wasdale Head) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cockermouth vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Plymouth to Cockermouth. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 6 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere online tour planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York — 7 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: Museum of Victorian Science (in Whitby), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, relax in the rural setting at Beacon Alpacas, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

You can drive from Windermere to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in York sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 6 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. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to Shrewsbury (Battlefield Falconry Centre & Shropshire Falconry Ltd), Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (in East Kirkby) and Lincoln Castle (in Lincoln). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, take some stellar pictures from Mam Tor, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Peak Pilgrimage.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bakewell trip builder website.

Getting from York to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 6 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water route planner.

Drive from Bakewell to Bourton-on-the-Water in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to London.
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London — 7 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, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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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