20 days in England Itinerary

20 days in England Itinerary

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20 days in England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Winchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tetbury
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Coventry
— 3 nights
4
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
York
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore Winchester's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Winchester City Mill, and find something for the whole family at Paultons Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Winchester road trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Winchester is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Winchester. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get slightly colder in Winchester: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tetbury.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Highclere Castle, Stonehenge, Paultons Park, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

3
nights
Tetbury

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Royal Gardens at Highgrove. Get out of town with these interesting Tetbury side-trips: Chedworth Roman Villa (in Yanworth) and Bibury Trout Farm (in Bibury). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Chavenage House, take an in-depth tour of Tetbury Police Museum & Courtroom, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist, and go for a walk through Westonbirt House and Gardens.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tetbury trip planner .

You can drive from Winchester to Tetbury in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coventry.

Things to do in Tetbury

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bibury Trout Farm, Chedworth Roman Villa, Parish Church of St John Baptist, Castle Combe Village
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:
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The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum

3
nights
Coventry

Coventry ©
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. Venture out of the city with trips to Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Shakespeare's New Place (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Oxford (Pitt Rivers Museum, Christ Church Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Birthplace, examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coventry trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tetbury to Coventry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Coventry

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace, Kenilworth Castle
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Chester (Chester Zoo & Chester Cathedral) and Manchester (Science and Industry Museum, Room Escape Games, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Antony Gormley's Another Place, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip maker app .

Getting from Coventry to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, Chester, Antony Gormley's Another Place
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and make a trip to York Shambles.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the York tour itinerary website .

Drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in York sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in London are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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