35 days in England Itinerary

35 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to Birmingham International Airport, Drive to Shipston on Stour
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Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tewkesbury
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bibury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burford
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bury St. Edmunds
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saffron Walden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alnwick
— 3 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Vancouver

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Shipston on Stour

— 2 nights
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. James' Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Edmund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, stroll around Charlecote Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Rollright Stones.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shipston on Stour trip itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Shipston on Stour is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Shipston on Stour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Tewkesbury

— 3 nights
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Royal Worcester as well as The Infirmary. Popular historic sites such as Tewkesbury Abbey and St Mary's church, Deerhurst are in your itinerary. St. Peter's Church and Little Malvern Priory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tewkesbury to go to Pershore and see Pershore Abbey, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Odda's Chapel, don't miss a visit to St. James the Great church, Birlingham, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Tewkesbury Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tewkesbury vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Shipston on Stour to Tewkesbury takes an hour. September in Tewkesbury sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Gloucester

— 5 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chepstow Museum, Secret Cottage and Sudeley Castle. Get some historical perspective at Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Docks. Let the collections at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and Hopewell Colliery capture your imagination. Step out of Gloucester with an excursion to Mathern Mill in Chepstow--about 48 minutes away.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester trip itinerary planner.

Gloucester is just a short distance from Tewkesbury. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will leave for Cirencester on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Cirencester

— 3 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. You've now added Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corinium Museum and Vale & Downland Museum. Parish Church of St John Baptist and St Mary The Virgin Church will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Cirencester Amphitheatre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Tetbury Police Museum & Courtroom, and steep yourself in history at St Saviour's Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cirencester trip planner.

Cirencester is just a stone's throw from Gloucester. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bibury.

Things to do in Cirencester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Bibury

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and then admire the striking features of Arlington Row. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bibury visit website.

Bibury is very close to Cirencester. September in Bibury sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Burford.

Things to do in Bibury

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Burford

— 4 nights
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote and Blenheim Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Martin's Church and Buscot House. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at The Wychwood Brewery, examine the collection at The Witney Blanket Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Burford trip planner.

Burford is just a stone's throw from Bibury. In October, daily temperatures in Burford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Burford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 1 night
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. On the 6th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrence's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Windrush, and then explore the ancient world of Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a short distance from Burford. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Cambridge

— 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
You've added King's College, University of Cambridge, Grantchester Village, Mill Road Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), deepen your understanding at Corpus Christi College, steep yourself in history at Pembroke College, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cambridge, then deepen your understanding at Jesus College, and finally stroll the grounds of Mill Road Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around The Backs, make a trip to Corpus Clock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Ascension Parish Burial Ground, then steep yourself in history at Grantchester Village, and finally gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge.

Discover how to plan a Cambridge trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Ely

— 3 nights
Appreciate the collections at Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum and Ely Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oliver Cromwell's House and St Peter & St Paul, Wisbech. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ely: The Museum of Armed Policing (in Chatteris) and Wisbech (Elgood's Brewery and Gardens & Our Lady & Saint Charles Borromeo).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ely vacation maker site.

You can drive from Cambridge to Ely in an hour. October in Ely sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bury St. Edmunds.

Things to do in Ely

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Bury St. Edmunds

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ickworth and Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Explore hidden gems such as St. Edmundsbury Cathedral and Holy Trinity Long Melford Church.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bury St. Edmunds visit planner.

You can drive from Ely to Bury St. Edmunds in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saffron Walden.

Things to do in Bury St. Edmunds

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Saffron Walden

— 2 nights
Saffron Walden is a market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. Audley End House and Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Thaxted Parish Church, delve into the distant past at Saffron Walden Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Audley End House and Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Fry Art Gallery, and finally explore the ancient world of Walden Castle. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duxford 14th Century Chantry Chapel, learn about all things military at Airborne Assault, then learn about all things military at IWM Duxford, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Hamlet Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Saffron Walden tour planner.

Getting from Bury St. Edmunds to Saffron Walden by car takes about an hour. In October in Saffron Walden, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Saffron Walden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Alnwick

— 3 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle and then explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at St Michael's Church, step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, and then explore the ancient world of Old Battery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Saffron Walden to Alnwick in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

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.