26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

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26 days in England Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Kendal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portinscale
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Cirencester
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 5 nights
5
London
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Step out of the city life by going to Kentmere Horseshoe and Hodge Close Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kendal: White Platts Recreation Ground (in Ambleside), Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks) and Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave) (in Little Langdale). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, relax in the rural setting at Hawkshead Hall Farm Campsite, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silecroft Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kendal route builder site .

Manchester to Kendal is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coniston, Ambleside, Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave), Silecroft Beach, Jack"s Rake
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

5
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale
Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Sheffield Pike will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Portinscale side-trips: Seascale (Bowfell & Seascale Beach), Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (in Eskdale) and Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portinscale day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kendal to Portinscale in an hour. December in Portinscale sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Buttermere, Lake District, Keswick, Seascale, Castle Crag
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

5
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get outdoors at The Cotswold Range and AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley), Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's much more to do: head outdoors with WMSki, contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip website .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Cirencester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

South Cerney, Malmesbury Market Cross, Minchinhampton Common, Cotswold Archery, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get in touch with nature at Walks With Hawks and Cotswold Farm Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Monastery garden prinknash (in Stroud), Walk to Broadway Tower (in Chipping Campden) and Joseph's Amazing Camels (in Idlicote). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, experience rural life at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, get your game on at VR-Here, and tour the water at your own pace with The Lady Lena.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Glastonbury, Monastery garden prinknash, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Cotswold Way
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to HotTug UK and Thames River. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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