24 days in England Itinerary

24 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation planner

Make it your trip
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York
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 3 nights
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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York

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, get in on the family fun at York Maze, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the York day trip planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to York is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in York are little chillier (25°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Durham

— 3 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham is known for historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Fury Events, admire the striking features of Durham Castle, admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Finchale Priory.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from York in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Durham: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Cockermouth

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Cockermouth to go to Penrith and see Aira Force Waterfall, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth visit planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Durham in July, Cockermouth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Go for a jaunt from Windermere to Bowness-on-Windermere to see Boat Tours & Water Sports about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Lake Windermere, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere journey planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Cheltenham

— 3 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: stroll through Walks With Hawks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip website.

Getting from Windermere to Cheltenham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

London

— 5 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.