14 days in England Itinerary

14 days in England Itinerary

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14 days in England Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  2 h
1
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Kidderminster
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Canterbury
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
London
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
8
Norwich
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Manchester

1
night
Windermere

Windermere
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 1st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, trek along Helvellyn, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, then take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary planning app.

Manchester to Windermere is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kidderminster.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Keswick Brewing Company, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Helvellyn, Bridge House
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company

1
night
Kidderminster

Kidderminster ©
Kidderminster is a large town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Kidderminster Railway Museum, relax in the rural setting at Stanleys Farm Shop, and then get to know the resident critters at The Gobbett Rare Breeds Farm & Nursery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kidderminster trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Kidderminster takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kidderminster sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Kidderminster

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Kidderminster Railway Museum ©
Kidderminster Railway Museum
Stanleys Farm Shop ©
Stanleys Farm Shop

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheltenham: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery), Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & St Saviour's Church). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, make a trip to The Model Village, get your game on at SimAir737, and steep yourself in history at Boer War Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kidderminster to Cheltenham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tetbury, Bath, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds Distillery, The Model Village
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College, then don't miss a visit to Onform London, and then get lost in a book at Burford Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oxford trip planning app.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cheltenham in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oxford, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burford
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Magdalen College ©
Magdalen College
Burford Library ©
Burford Library

1
night
Portsmouth

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 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Millennium Promenade, examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Portsmouth trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Speed Boats Tours
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose

1
night
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. On the 9th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Christ Church Gate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Joe's Bows, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at South Blean Nature Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canterbury tour planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Canterbury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Canterbury

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Joe's Bows
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Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Christ Church Gate ©
Christ Church Gate

4
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 Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for London using our trip planner.

Take a train from Canterbury to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
On the 14th (Tue), learn about all things military at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, do a tasting at Winbirri Vineyards, then admire the natural beauty at Bishop's House Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Norwich trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from London to Norwich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Norwich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Wineries Museums Parks
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Winbirri Vineyards ©
Winbirri Vineyards
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum ©
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum

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