44 days in United Kingdom & New York City Itinerary

44 days in United Kingdom & New York City Itinerary

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44 days in United Kingdom & New York City Itinerary

Start: Cuiaba, Brazil
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
2
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
3
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St Ives, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
St Austell, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Bakewell, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
11
Windsor, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Dover, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
13
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cuiaba, Brazil


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4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Cuiaba, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cuiaba to New York City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cuiaba in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
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. Let the collections at Showborough House Sculpture Garden and Richard Hagen capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at The Cotswold Range and AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes), Alain Rouveure Galleries (in Todenham) and WMSki (in South Cerney). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, hike along Cotswold Way, get a taste of the local shopping with Priory Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from New York City to Cheltenham in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cheltenham, with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Broadway, Cotswolds, The Cotswold Range, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, Alain Rouveure Galleries
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

4
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Gloucester Cathedral and St Mary de Crypt Church. Explore Gloucester's surroundings by going to Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Fifi's Fancy Furniture (in Wotton-under-Edge). The adventure continues: get outside with Minchinhampton Common, contemplate the waterfront views at Thames and Severn Canal, don't miss a visit to Stroudwater Navigation, and explore the striking landscape of Monastery garden prinknash.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gloucester vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Gloucester is just a short distance from Cheltenham. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Gloucester

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Stroud, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Hookshouse Pottery, Fifi's Fancy Furniture
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Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

4
nights
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Peter Martin Gallery and 44AD artspace. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). There's still lots to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, have some family-friendly fun at Locked In A Room, and look for gifts at Hookshouse Pottery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bristol online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Gloucester to Bristol in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bristol

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Range, Peter Martin Gallery, Hookshouse Pottery
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

2
nights
St Ives, United Kingdom

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Lelant Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach, and then shop like a local with St. Ives Gallery. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Godrevy Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poldhu Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Seadrift Images Gallery (Carla Regler).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St Ives trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bristol to St Ives in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Poldhu Beach, Seadrift Images Gallery (Carla Regler), Lelant Beach
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Gwithian Beach ©
Gwithian Beach

4
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You'll get in some beach time at Black Rock Beach and Fistral Beach Bar. Take a break from the city and head to Northcott Mouth Beach and Whipsiderry Beach. There's still lots to do: take advantage of the amenities at Great Western Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Holywell Bay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Treyarnon Bay Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newquay online trip maker .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Newquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bude, Treyarnon Bay Beach
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Northcott Mouth Beach ©
Northcott Mouth Beach
Treyarnon Bay Beach ©
Treyarnon Bay Beach
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar

1
night
St Austell, United Kingdom

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. On the 11th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Cscape Art, identify plant and animal life at Bird Lady of Fowey, and then kick back and relax at Polkerris Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the St Austell trip planner.

St Austell is very close to Newquay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bird Lady of Fowey
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Polkerris Beach ©
Polkerris Beach
Bird Lady of Fowey ©
Bird Lady of Fowey

1
night
Bakewell, United Kingdom

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and then explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bakewell day trip planner .

Getting from St Austell to Bakewell by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Bakewell are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanage Edge, Ladybower Reservoir, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, Kinder Scout
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill ©
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill

4
nights
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Visit Walberswick Beach and Holme Beach for some beach relaxation. Attractions like The Animal Experience and Denes Beach make great kid-friendly stops. When in Cambridge, make a side trip to see Old Hunstanton Beach in Old Hunstanton, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Bakewell to Cambridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Walberswick Beach, The Animal Experience, Old Hunstanton Beach, Holme Beach, Denes Beach
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
The Animal Experience ©
The Animal Experience

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then play a few rounds at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, and then stop by Alain Rouveure Galleries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Martin Gallery, and finally get your game on at Cotswold Archery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oxford trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Oxford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Oxford sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Windsor.

Things to do in Oxford

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Burford, Cotswolds Distillery, Peter Martin Gallery, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Cotswold Archery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Oswald's Church ©
St Oswald's Church
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

3
nights
Windsor, United Kingdom

Windsor ©
Get in touch with nature at Aldwick Beach and Bosham Quay. Family-friendly places like Hawk Conservancy Trust and Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream will thrill your kids.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Windsor trip planner .

You can take a train from Oxford to Windsor in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Windsor can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Dover.

Things to do in Windsor

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Aldwick Beach, Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Bosham Quay
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Windsor & Eton Brewery ©
Windsor & Eton Brewery
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust

2
nights
Dover, United Kingdom

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at St Mary's Bay Beach and then kick back and relax at St Margaret-at-Cliffe. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Romney Marsh, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camber Sands, and then identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

Plan a Dover trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Windsor to Dover by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Camber Sands, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Romney Marsh, St Mary's Bay Beach
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St Margaret-at-Cliffe ©
St Margaret-at-Cliffe
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ©
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands

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nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Head to Covent Garden and Halcyon Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London travel route tool .

Take a train from Dover to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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