34 days in England Itinerary

34 days in England Itinerary

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34 days in England Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h
1
London
— 21 nights
train:  2​h
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Chicago

21
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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Dover Castle (in Dover), Cambridgeshire Wine School (in Cambridge) and Windsor Castle (in Windsor). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read London online trip itinerary planner .

Key West, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Key West to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Key West in December, with highs in London at 50°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dover Castle, Cambridgeshire Wine School, Winchester Cathedral, Windsor Castle
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the York road trip planning website .

Take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, then look for gifts at Old Bank House Chocolate, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Alpacaly Ever After, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head.

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You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Windermere, Derwentwater, Alpacaly Ever After, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Venture out of the city with trips to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary de Crypt Church, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Church, and get lost in a book at Gloucestershire Archives.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Gloucester trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Slimbridge, Frampton Court Estate, St. Mary's Church, Selsley Common, The Cotswold Range
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Gloucestershire Archives ©
Gloucestershire Archives
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, then stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally explore the ancient world of Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bath online day trip planner .

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Malmesbury Market Cross, Castle Combe Village, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Malmesbury Market Cross ©
Malmesbury Market Cross

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