8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom attractions planner

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London
Train
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Bath
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ilfracombe
— 1 day
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London

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bath.

Things to do in London

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath tour planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
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Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birdland, and then shop like a local with Moreton in Marsh.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water vacation site.

You can drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Warwick

— 5 nights
Get some historical perspective at Warwick Castle and Charlecote Park. Collegiate Church of St Mary's and Kenilworth Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warwick: Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon), Upton House & Gardens (in Banbury) and National Trust Stowe (in Buckingham).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Warwick trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Warwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Warwick, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ilfracombe

— 1 day
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. On the 31st (Tue), get in on the family fun at Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle and then admire all the interesting features of Tunnels Beaches.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ilfracombe trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Ilfracombe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Ilfracombe, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.

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.