12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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12 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cirencester
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Windermere
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
End: London

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
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Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, let little ones run wild at Beazer Garden Maze, test your problem-solving skills at Locked In A Room, then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and finally glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath online travel route builder.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Bristol
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Locked In A Room ©
Locked In A Room
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

1
night
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Cirencester Amphitheatre, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and then walk around Cotswold Country Park & Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cirencester trip planner.

Drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Country Park & Beach ©
Cotswold Country Park & Beach
Cirencester Amphitheatre ©
Cirencester Amphitheatre

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nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then trek along Alpacaly Ever After, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally explore the activities along Buttermere Lake. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Aira Force Waterfall, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cockermouth online travel planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Cockermouth in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Aira Force Waterfall
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, identify plant and animal life at Brockhole on Windermere, and have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting.

Plan trip to Windermere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Wordsworth Daffodil Garden
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Brockhole on Windermere ©
Brockhole on Windermere

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