8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + bus + train:  26​h
1
York
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grasmere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bath
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Pylones, look for gifts at Hebden Tea Company, get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, then stop by Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, then stop by Rue B, and finally look for gifts at The Imaginarium.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our York trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to York is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for little chillier days in York, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Rue B ©
Rue B
York Shambles ©
York Shambles
Hebden Tea Company ©
Hebden Tea Company

1
night
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, look for gifts at Lakeland, then look for gifts at Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop, then look for gifts at Sam Read Book Shop, and finally stop by Herdy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grasmere tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from York to Grasmere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Grasmere

#Shopping

Side Trips

Ambleside, Lakeland
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Grasmere Chocolate Cottage ©
Grasmere Chocolate Cottage
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Herdy ©
Herdy

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Stalls Lifestyle, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn, look for gifts at Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop, browse for treasures at Henley Street Antiques Centre, then look for gifts at Roly's Fudge, and finally stop by Waterside Food and Craft Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

#Shopping
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Waterside Food and Craft Market ©
Waterside Food and Craft Market
The Barn ©
The Barn
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop ©
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, then stop by Topping & Company Booksellers, then stop by Emma Rose Art Works, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Pulteney Bridge ©
Pulteney Bridge
Emma Rose Art Works ©
Emma Rose Art Works

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): shop like a local with Harrods, then hunt for treasures at Old Spitalfields Market, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally shop like a local with Covent Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London road trip planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden
Harrods ©
Harrods

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