34 days in England Itinerary

34 days in England Itinerary

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34 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  7 h
1
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tewkesbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ulverston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
York
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
6
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Warwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Durham
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
11
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Sofia

2
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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then admire the natural beauty at Longleat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary maker tool .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Bath is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, The Tank Museum, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

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Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury ©
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Worcester Cathedral, learn about all things military at RAF Defford Museum, admire the natural beauty at Croome, then steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, then explore the ancient world of Tewkesbury Abbey, and finally take in the history at Tewkesbury Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at West Midland Safari Park, look for gifts at The Button Draw Haberdashery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tewkesbury online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Tewkesbury takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ulverston.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

West Midland Safari Park, RAF Defford Museum, Croome, St. Peter's Church, Worcester Cathedral
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Croome ©
Croome
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
Ulverston

Ulverston ©
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Furness Abbey, see the interesting displays at Laurel and Hardy Museum, contemplate the long history of Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, then delve into the distant past at Birkrigg Stone Circle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartmel Priory.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ulverston road trip tool .

Drive from Tewkesbury to Ulverston in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Ulverston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Muncaster Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum, Cartmel Priory, Furness Abbey, Sizergh Castle
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre ©

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nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Popular historic sites such as Lowther Castle and Gardens and Shap Abbey are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Aira Force Waterfall and St Michael's Church Barton. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall (in Hexham) and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Long Meg and her Daughters, take in nature's colorful creations at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hutton in the Forest, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrew's church.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Penrith route builder site .

You can drive from Ulverston to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hexham, Keswick
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:
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Lowther Castle and Gardens ©
Lowther Castle and Gardens
Shap Abbey ©
Shap Abbey
St Michael's Church Barton ©
St Michael's Church Barton

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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.
National Railway Museum and York City Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Fountains Abbey and York Minster are in your itinerary. Take a break from York with a short trip to Whitby Abbey in Whitby, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Priory Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our York online travel planner .

Drive from Penrith to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby Abbey, Fountains Abbey
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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel planner.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. St Mary's Church and Kiftsgate Court Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Shakespeare Heritage Trail and Shakespeare's Birthplace. Step out of Stratford-upon-Avon to go to Banbury and see Upton House and Gardens, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Campden House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, get engrossed in the history at Tudor World, and admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, St Mary's Church, Upton House and Gardens
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Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Old Campden House ©
Old Campden House

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nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chepstow Castle, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos, then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Gloucester Docks. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gloucester itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Gloucester in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Warwick.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tetbury, St Oswald's Church, Chepstow Castle, Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions, St Marys Painswick
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
St Oswald's Church ©
St Oswald's Church
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

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nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Warwick Castle and Guy's Cliffe. Get a sense of the local culture at Charlecote Mill and Lord Leycester Hospital. Venture out of the city with trips to National Trust Stowe (in Buckingham), Silverstone Circuit (in Silverstone) and Canons Ashby (in Daventry). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Collegiate Church of St Mary's, stop by Hatton Country World, examine the collection at British Motor Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Jephson Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Warwick trip itinerary site .

Drive from Gloucester to Warwick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Warwick, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

British Motor Museum, Jephson Gardens, Packwood House, Canons Ashby, Silverstone Circuit
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Collegiate Church of St Mary's ©
Collegiate Church of St Mary's
Guy's Cliffe ©
Guy's Cliffe

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nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cuthbert's Church, then examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Durham Heritage Coast.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip app .

You can drive from Warwick to Durham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Beamish Museum, St Cuthbert's Church, The Bowes Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast

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Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Do some cultural sightseeing at Snowshill Manor and Corinium Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parish Church of St John Baptist and The Parish Church of St. Mary. Change things up with a short trip to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and make a trip to The Model Village.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water holiday maker tool .

You can drive from Durham to Bourton-on-the-Water in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Blenheim Palace, Snowshill Manor, The Parish Church of St. Mary
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
Parish Church of St John Baptist ©
Parish Church of St John Baptist

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Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Michael's in the Hamlet Church as well as Princes Road Synagogue. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Princes Road Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's in the Hamlet Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, then contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and finally take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liverpool tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Liverpool by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Conwy Castle
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