28 days in England Itinerary

28 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England journey planner
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London
— 5 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Exeter to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to York.
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York — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill (in Castleton). And it doesn't end there: take in the local landmarks with Brewtown Tours, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the York travel planner.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in York, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 3 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides, and sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cockermouth trip planner.

Drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, then get great views at Orrest Head, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): trek along Helvellyn, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, get outside with The Romans, then take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Land Rover Experience, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Quirky Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip planning app.

Drive from Windermere to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) 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. Get out of town with these interesting Stratford-upon-Avon side-trips: Moreton-in-Marsh (Batsford Arboretum & Cotswold Falconry Centre). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, contemplate the long history of Guys Cliffe House, indulge your taste buds at Shakespeare Distillery, and make a trip to The Moreton Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon online trip builder.

You can drive from Liverpool to Stratford-upon-Avon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Cirencester is known for fun & games, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, get your game on at The Cotswold Range, make a trip to Gallery Pangolin, and admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cirencester tour planner.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

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: Stroudwater Navigation (in Stroud), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath online travel planner.

Drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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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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