54 days in England Itinerary

54 days in England Itinerary

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54 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
train:  1​h
1
Brighton
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
London
— 12 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bath
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Liverpool
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Durham
— 7 nights
train:  45​min
8
York
— 12 nights
train:  2​h
End: London

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): wander the streets of The Lanes, contemplate the long history of Royal Pavilion, then stop by Gustamps, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Petworth House and Park and then admire the natural beauty at Arundel Castle and Gardens.

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London to Brighton is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brighton

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Arundel Castle and Gardens, Petworth House and Park
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

12
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore and learn at Churchill War Rooms and Victoria and Albert Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and Covent Garden. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the London tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Brighton to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 13:
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Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

8
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Somerset Crafts and Alexandra May. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Otomi), Longleat (in Warminster) and The Speaking Tree Bookshop (in Glastonbury). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, and stop by The Silver Shop of Bath.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Salisbury, Wells, Bristol, Longleat, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 21:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Do your shopping at Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market and Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts. Museum-lovers will get to explore Corinium Museum and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Gloucester (Treasure Seekers Gift Shop & Gloucester Cathedral). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Chedworth Farm Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Swindon Designer Outlet, and take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cirencester vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cirencester

#Shopping, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, Westonbirt Arboretum, Chedworth Farm Shop, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Swindon Designer Outlet ©
Swindon Designer Outlet
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

4
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
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. Blists Hill Victorian Town and Royal Air Force Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace are in your itinerary. Step out of Stratford-upon-Avon with an excursion to Bicester Village in Bicester--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: browse for treasures at The Barn, stop by Waterside Food and Craft Market, stroll through Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Guy's Cliffe House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 1.5 hours. In November in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trips

Warwick, Blenheim Palace, Royal Air Force Museum, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Bicester Village
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

5
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Conwy Castle and The Beatles Story. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albert Dock and Plas Mawr. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Alton Towers (in Alton). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. November in Liverpool sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Liverpool

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Caernarfon Castle, Portmeirion Village, Lakeland Motor Museum
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 3:
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Alton Towers ©
Alton Towers

7
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Durham Heritage Coast and The World of Beatrix Potter. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Orton Farmers' Market and Lakeland. Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Ambleside (Sam Read Book Shop & Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop), Herdy (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Grasmere (Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, Herdy, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, stop by Crushed Chilli Gallery, hunt for treasures at Durham City Indoor Market Hall, and step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Durham trip site .

You can drive from Liverpool to Durham in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Grasmere, Alnwick, Bowness-on-Windermere, Orton, Ambleside
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:
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The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast

12
nights
York

York ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York Minster and Fountains Abbey. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at York Shambles and Rafi's Spicebox Ltd. Change things up with these side-trips from York: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), National Coal Mining Museum for England (in Overton) and Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster). Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, stop by Travelling Man, explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard, and steep yourself in history at Lincoln Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Durham to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln, The Forbidden Corner, Fountains Abbey, Scarborough Beach, National Centre for Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 22:
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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