22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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22 days in England Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly + train:  26​h
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 4 nights
5
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Cairns

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as York Minster and York City Walls are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, learn about all things military at Kohima Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

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

Cairns, Australia to York is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in York at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Loughrigg Fell will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Newby Bridge Weir (in Newby Bridge). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire. There's much more to do: stroll through Helvellyn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, grab your bike and head to Kentmere Horseshoe, and hike along Hodge Close Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip maker site .

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Coniston, Predator Experience, Kentmere Horseshoe, Alpacaly Ever After
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Popular historic sites such as St Mary's Church and Church of St Peter & St Paul are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hailes Church and Malmesbury Market Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Saviour's Church, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cirencester Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cirencester online vacation planner .

You can drive from Ambleside to Cirencester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hailes Church, AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, St Saviour's Church, St Mary's Church
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Stonehenge. Let the collections at Somerset Crafts and Bugatti Trust Visitor Center capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), Tewkesbury (Old Baptist Chapel & Tewkesbury Abbey) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's still lots to do: trek along Cotswold Way, fly down the slopes at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner .

Getting from Cirencester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Stonehenge, Cotswold Way, Walks With Hawks, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip builder app .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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