54 days in England Itinerary

54 days in England Itinerary

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54 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h
1
York
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bakewell
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Warwick
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bath
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Southampton
— 7 nights
8
London
— 9 nights
End: London

7
nights
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.
Attractions like York Maze and Ashworth Barracks make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre (in Clifton), Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster) and Durham (Durham Cathedral, Seaham Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, relax in the rural setting at Beetle Bank Open Farm, and go for a walk through York City Walls.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planning app .

London to York is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Durham, Doncaster, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre
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Ashworth Barracks Museum ©
Ashworth Barracks Museum
York Maze ©
York Maze
DIG ©
DIG

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Family-friendly places like Treetop Trek and Ducky's Park Farm will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Old Hall Farm (in Bouth), The Lake District Wildlife Park (in Bassenthwaite) and Lakeland Maze Farm Park (in Kendal). Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the views from Ashness Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Windermere route planner.

You can drive from York to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Keswick, Lakeland Maze Farm Park, The Lake District Wildlife Park, Ducky's Park Farm, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Hall Farm ©
Old Hall Farm
Lakeland Maze Farm Park ©
Lakeland Maze Farm Park

6
nights
Bakewell

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. Bring the kids along to Alton Towers and Vale Royal Falconry Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Jacobs Ladder (in Edale), Holly Hagg (in Sheffield) and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (in East Kirkby). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatsworth House, examine the collection at Eyam Plague Village Museum, get your game on at Wild Park Derbyshire, and explore the striking landscape at Stanage Edge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakewell trip itinerary app .

Drive from Windermere to Bakewell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bakewell sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eyam Plague Village Museum, Ladybower Reservoir, Armourgeddon, Vale Royal Falconry Centre, Alton Towers Theme Park
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park
Vale Royal Falconry Centre ©
Vale Royal Falconry Centre

6
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Family-friendly places like Warwick Castle and Hatton Country World will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Warwick: Lemington Lakes (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Tanks-Alot (in Helmdon). There's still lots to do: stroll around St Nicholas Park, have some family-friendly fun at Go Jump In, relax in the rural setting at Catanger Llamas, and explore the activities along Hatton Locks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Warwick trip planner .

You can drive from Bakewell to Warwick in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bakewell in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Warwick, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tanks-Alot, Warwickshire Flight Experience, Catanger Llamas, Lemington Lakes
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 28:
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St Nicholas Park ©
St Nicholas Park
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
The Children’s Play Village ©
The Children’s Play Village

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Family-friendly places like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Cotswold Falconry Centre will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery & Chastleton House and Garden), Berkeley (Cattle Country Adventure Park & Berkeley Castle) and Onform London (in Burford). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Cotswold Range, get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cirencester tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Warwick to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Tetbury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Berkeley
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Roman Baths and Cotswold Farm Park. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Broadway (Broadway Playground & Cotswold Lavender), Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). The adventure continues: putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Gloucester, Cheddar Gorge
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:
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Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

7
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kids will enjoy Dorset Adventure Park and Hawk Conservancy Trust. Get out of town with these interesting Southampton side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Paultons Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, step aboard Steamship Shieldhall, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Southampton travel planner.

You can take a train from Bath to Southampton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Southampton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Southampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Winchester, Millets Farm Falconry Centre, Paultons Park, Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, Bournemouth Beach
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 18:
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park

9
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.
Attractions like Tower Bridge and Natural History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Boydells Dairy Farm (in Wethersfield) and LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (in Windsor). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from Southampton to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Boydells Dairy Farm
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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