37 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

37 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

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37 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + train:  29​h
1
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Dumfries
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Southampton
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Askrigg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You've added Carlisle Castle, Kendal Castle, Lowther Castle and Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, see the interesting displays at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside day trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Ambleside is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penrith, Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Go Ape Grizedale ©
Go Ape Grizedale
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Your list of things to see and do now includes Barrow Park, The Dock Museum, Vindolanda, and other attractions. On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Quaker Tapestry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartmel Priory, see the interesting displays at The Dock Museum, then walk around Barrow Park, then get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grasmere trip maker app .

Grasmere is just a short distance from Ambleside. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Grasmere

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Barrow-in-Furness, Vindolanda, Quaker Tapestry, Cartmel Priory
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Dove Cottage ©
Dove Cottage
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

2
nights
Dumfries

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
You've now added Drumlanrig Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Drumlanrig Castle, find something for the whole family at Dino Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Mabie Farm Park, then explore the historical opulence of Caerlaverock Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Dalscone Farm Fun.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Dumfries vacation planner .

Drive from Grasmere to Dumfries in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dumfries can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Dumfries

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Carlisle Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
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Drumlanrig Castle ©
Drumlanrig Castle
Mabie Farm Park ©
Mabie Farm Park
Dalscone Farm Fun ©
Dalscone Farm Fun

2
nights
Hexham

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. You've now added Hexham Racecourse to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, then view the masterpieces at Robinson-Gay Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey, and finally try your luck at Hexham Racecourse. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, then hike along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, and finally delve into the distant past at Chesters Roman Fort.

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Drive from Dumfries to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dumfries in August, plan for little chillier nights in Hexham, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Chesters Roman Fort ©
Chesters Roman Fort
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bolton Castle, The Puzzling Place and Lakeland Motor Museum. On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, step into the grandiose world of Bolton Castle, then appreciate the history behind Constantine Statue, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum and then find something for the whole family at York Maze.

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

You can drive from Grasmere to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bolton Castle, The Puzzling Place, Lakeland Motor Museum
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Maze ©
York Maze
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

4
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Change things up with these side-trips from Stratford-upon-Avon: Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery). And it doesn't end there: try for a hole-in-one at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, steep yourself in history at Kiftsgate Court Gardens, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon day trip planner.

Getting from York to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle, Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, then admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hereford Cathedral and then stroll through The International Centre for Birds of Prey.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Gloucester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The International Centre for Birds of Prey, Hereford Cathedral, Victoria Pleasure Gardens, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, stroll around Cotswold Country Park & Beach, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Cirencester Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cirencester using our trip planner.

Cirencester is just a stone's throw from Gloucester. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Tetbury, The Parish Church of St. Mary, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, then admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, and finally examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the natural beauty at Longleat, and then stop by Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, Longleat
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

3
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southampton: Dorset Adventure Park (in Corfe Castle), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, don't miss a visit to Greyladyes Arts Foundation, go for a walk through Buckler's Hard, and find something for the whole family at Paultons Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Southampton trip planner .

You can take a train from Bath to Southampton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Southampton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Southampton

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dorset Adventure Park, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Hospital of St Cross, Paultons Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Speed Boats Tours

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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read London travel route planner .

Take a train from Southampton to London in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Askrigg.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Askrigg

Askrigg ©
Askrigg is a small village and civil parish in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You've now added Gayle Mill to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Aysgarth Falls, then get in on the family fun at The Forbidden Corner, and then stop by Gayle Mill.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Askrigg trip planner .

Drive from London to Askrigg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. September in Askrigg sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Askrigg

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hawes Ropemakers, Gayle Mill, White Scar Cave, The Forbidden Corner, Aysgarth Falls
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Aysgarth Falls ©
Aysgarth Falls
White Scar Cave ©
White Scar Cave
The Forbidden Corner ©
The Forbidden Corner

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