60 days in England & Wales Itinerary

60 days in England & Wales Itinerary

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Cambridge
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Norwich
— 4 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
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Caernarfon
— 8 nights
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 7 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Tintagel
— 4 nights
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Pembroke
— 2 nights
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Brecon Beacons National Park
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Cardiff
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Bath
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Glastonbury
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Amesbury
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Salisbury
— 3 nights
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London
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Oxford
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Gloucester
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Portsmouth
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Cambridge

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Great St Mary's Church (Church of England), steep yourself in history at Trinity College, and then do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cambridge tour site.

San Francisco, USA to Cambridge is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Cambridge is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Cambridge to be a bit cooler, temps between 45°F and 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Wineries
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Norwich

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norwich Cathedral and Wymondham Abbey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Walsingham (Walsingham Abbey & The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham), Happisburgh Lighthouse (in Happisburgh) and Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes (in Cley Next the Sea). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter Mancroft, view the masterpieces at Anteros Arts Foundation, and contemplate the long history of Tombland.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Norwich itinerary site.

You can drive from Cambridge to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Guild Chapel, then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and then get to know the fascinating history of Henley Street.

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Drive from Norwich to Stratford-upon-Avon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Museums
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Caernarfon

— 8 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Popular historic sites such as Caernarfon Castle and Segontium Roman Fort are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Snowdonia National Park and Traeth Mawr. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo (in Rhos-on-Sea) and Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Beddgelert Forest. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Caernarfon Town Walls, hike along Beddgelert, learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, and do a tasting at Pant Du Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Caernarfon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Caernarfon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Ambleside

— 4 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Popular historic sites such as Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Mount & Gardens are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve and Spas. And it doesn't end there: trek along Old Man of Coniston, admire the striking features of Bridge House, stop by Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins, and see the interesting displays at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ambleside route planner.

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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Newcastle upon Tyne

— 7 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Embleton Bay and Durham Heritage Coast. Durham Cathedral and Grainger Town will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: Low Newton by the Sea Beach (in Newton by the Sea) and Alnmouth Beach (in Alnmouth). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, view the masterpieces at The Glamorous Owl, get a dose of the wild on Riverside Falconry, and delve into the distant past at Tynemouth Priory & Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne road trip planning website.

Getting from Ambleside to Newcastle upon Tyne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like York Bird of Prey Centre and Holy Trinity Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Cold War Bunker and York Shambles. Explore York's surroundings by going to Snozone (in Castleford) and River Nidd Waterside Walk (in Knaresborough). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, and brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip builder.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January in York, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tintagel.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Tintagel

— 4 nights
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get outdoors at St. Nectan's Glen and Crowdy Reservoir. Explore hidden gems such as St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Rock Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tintagel side-trips: 13th Century Church of Saint Michael De Rupe (in Brentor) and St. Enodoc Church (in Trebetherick). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Materiana's Church and appreciate the views at Rocky Valley.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tintagel day trip site.

You can fly from York to Tintagel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pembroke.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Pembroke

— 2 nights
Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. On the 5th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Lamphey Bishop's Palace and then cast your line with Fishing and Foraging Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Pembrokeshire Coast Path and then step into the grandiose world of Pembroke Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pembroke trip maker site.

You can drive from Tintagel to Pembroke in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brecon Beacons National Park.

Things to do in Pembroke

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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Brecon Beacons National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Penderyn Brecon Beacons Distillery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Brecon Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brecon Beacons National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pembroke to Brecon Beacons National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Brecon Beacons National Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons National Park

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Cardiff

— 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll the grounds of Llandaff Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brecon Beacons National Park to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castle Combe Village and Bath Street. Get a sense of the local culture at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway and Bath Abbey. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, head outdoors with West of England Falconry, shop like a local with Victoria Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Milsom Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Glastonbury

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Somerset Rural Life Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of White Spring Well & Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral and then wander the streets of Wells Market Place.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glastonbury online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bath to Glastonbury in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Glastonbury, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Amesbury.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Amesbury

— 1 night
On the 14th (Mon), tee off at Upavon Golf Club and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amesbury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glastonbury to Amesbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Amesbury

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Salisbury

— 3 nights
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Popular historic sites such as Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Saint Nicholas Church are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Salisbury Museum and St Nicholas' Church Graveyard. When in Salisbury, make a side trip to see Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary in Lyndhurst, approximately Lyndhurst away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, see the interesting displays at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Arundells.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salisbury trip planner.

Salisbury is just a stone's throw from Amesbury. February in Salisbury sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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London

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast. Natural History Museum and Tower of London are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in London, make a side trip to see The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban in St. Albans, approximately St. Albans away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Trafalgar Square, wander the streets of Westminster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salisbury to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in London are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

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Oxford

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oxford Castle & Prison and Pitt Rivers Museum. Popular historic sites such as Christ Church Cathedral and Blenheim Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote in Minster Lovell (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, admire the striking features of Weston Library, deepen your understanding at Balliol College, and take in the architecture and design of Merton College.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip planning site.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Oxford sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums

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Gloucester

— 1 night
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Traveling by car from Oxford to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Gloucester

Museums · Historic Sites
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Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Portchester Castle and then steep yourself in history at Dockyard Apprentice.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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.

Wales travel guide

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Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Churches · Zoos
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.