20 days in England Itinerary

20 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner
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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
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Bakewell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravenglass
— 1 night
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 1 night
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London
— 5 nights
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Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Head to Somerset Crafts and Pulteney Bridgefor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), White Spring Well & Temple (in Glastonbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: stroll through West of England Falconry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Bath is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Bath due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 3 nights

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sudeley Castle and The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. Get outdoors at The Cotswold Range and Walks With Hawks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cheltenham trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cheltenham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Spas
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Bakewell — 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kedleston Hall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and then head outdoors with Peak Mountaineering. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Chatsworth House, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then explore the historical opulence of Castleton Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bakewell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. December in Bakewell sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ravenglass.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Ravenglass — 1 night

Ravenglass is a small coastal village and natural harbour in Cumbria, England roughly halfway between Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven. On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Seascale Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravenglass road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Ravenglass takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to York.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches
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York — 3 nights

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 Fairfax House will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and Fountains Abbey. When in York, make a side trip to see Priory Church in Snaith, approximately Snaith away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York road trip planner.

Getting from Ravenglass to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Warwick.
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Warwick — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, then steep yourself in history at Charlecote Park, and then visit Hatton Country World.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Warwick trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from York to Warwick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Warwick, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to London.
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London — 5 nights

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 cultural insight at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and Saatchi Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Ginstitute, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London planning tool.

Drive from Warwick to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.