5 days in Somerset Itinerary

5 days in Somerset Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Somerset attractions planner

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Bath
— 3 nights
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Ilminster
— 1 night
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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.
Get in touch with nature at West of England Falconry and Cheddar Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens and Ham Wall Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Secret World Wildlife Rescue (in Highbridge), Haynes International Motor Museum (in Sparkford) and Berrow Beach (in Berrow). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chalice Well, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip planning app.

London to Bath is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ilminster.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Ilminster

— 1 night
Ilminster is a town and civil parish in the countryside of south west Somerset, England, with a population of 5,808. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Montacute House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barrington Court, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Forde Abbey & Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ilminster trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Ilminster takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ilminster

Historic Sites · Parks

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Somerset travel guide

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Jewel of the Southwest
Many people refer to modern Somerset as the "Jewel of the Southwest," but the ancient Welsh Celts often described it as the "Land of the Summer People." Authentic and cozy country pubs are scattered throughout this county, which is known for its rolling rural landscapes. Somerset’s major business is sheep and cattle farming, so make sure your trip includes a sample of its most notable product, the world-famous Cheddar cheese. Extend your gastronomical itinerary by tasting Somerset's well-known strong ciders, brewed using traditional methods. With its landscapes of meadows, hills, and hedgerows, Somerset is a picture-perfect representative of a simpler world, where you can enjoy a holiday far from the bustle of the big cities and overcrowded tourist attractions.