22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 1 night
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York
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Grasmere
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
— 1 night
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Bakewell
— 1 night
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Cambridge
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 1 night
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
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Newquay
— 1 night
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Bristol
— 1 night
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Bath
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Newcastle upon Tyne

— 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On your second day here, visit Fury Events and then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne travel planner.

Krakow, Poland to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Krakow in July, expect nights in Newcastle upon Tyne to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally look for gifts at The Shop That Must Not Be Named.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore by horseback at Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, and then walk around Fell Foot Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from York to Windermere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Grasmere

— 2 nights
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and finally snap pictures at Ashness Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Surprise View.

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You can drive from Windermere to Grasmere in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Liverpool

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Manchester

— 1 night

Capital of the North

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 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North, then browse the collection at Chetham's Library, then explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Bakewell

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House.

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Traveling by car from Manchester to Bakewell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bakewell are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Cambridge

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, then do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cambridge route planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Brighton and Hove

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then stop by Gustamps, then laugh and play at Brighton Palace Pier, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cupani Garden.

Plan trip to Brighton and Hove with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at St John the Baptist, examine the collection at Tolsey Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalen College.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oxford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Oxford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July in Oxford, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Stratford-upon-Avon

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Stratford-upon-Avon when traveling from Oxford in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Birmingham

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Trades

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 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cadbury World and then steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs.

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Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Gloucester

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, then stop by Cotswold Lavender, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hailes Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, then admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Stroudwater Navigation.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Newquay

— 1 night

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, stroll through Crantock Beach, and then kick back and relax at Treyarnon Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newquay trip builder website.

Drive from Gloucester to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in Newquay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Bristol

— 1 night
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wills Memorial Building.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bristol trip planner.

You can drive from Newquay to Bristol in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bath tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Bath takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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.

Yorkshire travel guide

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The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.

Cotswolds travel guide

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Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Cornwall travel guide

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Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.