30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England attractions planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Tewkesbury
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive
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York
— 7 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Visit Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read London online vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in London at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get outdoors at The Cotswold Range and Walks With Hawks. Visit The Roman Baths and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), St Saviour's Church (in Tetbury) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, shop like a local with Somerset Crafts, step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, and delve into the distant past at Hailes Abbey.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 23:

Tewkesbury

— 4 nights
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Head to Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Alain Rouveure Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sudeley Castle and Tewkesbury Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), The Gallery at The Guild (in Chipping Campden) and Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Baptist Chapel, examine the collection at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, and witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tewkesbury online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Tewkesbury takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lakeland Motor Museum and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd. Do your shopping at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Cookhouse Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loughrigg Fell, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, and make a trip to Townend.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside visit website.

You can drive from Tewkesbury to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

York

— 7 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 some historical perspective at Chatsworth House and Durham Heritage Coast. Do some cultural sightseeing at York Shambles and National Railway Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, and view the masterpieces at Pyramid Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the York trip app.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. June in York sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

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.