12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel planner

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London
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 1 night
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London

— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London journey builder.

Doncaster to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 9th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally explore the ancient world of Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bath online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 2 nights
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 11th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum, then get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and then go for a walk through High Street Chipping Campden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then stroll through Walk to Broadway Tower, and then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Take a break from Ambleside with a short trip to Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside travel route tool.

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Ambleside in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

York

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to York, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.