37 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

37 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  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
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Southampton
— 3 nights
Drive:  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 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 Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by Ambleside Waterhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loughrigg Fell, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

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Brisbane, Australia to Ambleside is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Penrith, Keswick, Windermere, Muncaster Castle
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Barrow Park, The Dock Museum, Vindolanda, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Quaker Tapestry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, see the interesting displays at The Dock Museum, walk around Barrow Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, thenhike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grasmere online visit planner.

Grasmere is very close to Ambleside. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dumfries.

Things to do in Grasmere

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Drumlanrig Castle, thenget in on the family fun at Dino Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Carlisle Cathedral. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Mabie Farm Park, explore the historical opulence of Caerlaverock Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Dalscone Farm Fun.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Dumfries online travel planner.

Drive from Grasmere to Dumfries in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Dumfries sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time 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
Dalscone Farm Fun ©
Dalscone Farm Fun
Mabie Farm Park ©
Mabie Farm Park

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, thenview the masterpieces at Robinson-Gay Art Gallery, thencontemplate 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, thenhike 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 Fun & Games Casinos
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Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Chesters Roman Fort ©
Chesters Roman Fort

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 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, explore the historical opulence of Bolton Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great, thenadmire the striking features of York Minster, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at York Castle Museum and then get in on the family fun at York Maze.

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Traveling by car from Hexham to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

The Puzzling Place, Bolton Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
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. Stratford-upon-Avon is known for nightlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, 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

Historic Sites Parks 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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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Kiftsgate Court Gardens ©
Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, thenidentify plant and animal life 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): contemplate the long history of Hereford Cathedral and then stroll through The International Centre for Birds of Prey.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, 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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The International Centre for Birds of Prey ©
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Victoria Pleasure Gardens ©
Victoria Pleasure Gardens

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Take a break from Cirencester with a short trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens in Burford, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, 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
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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, thenadmire the striking features of Bath Abbey, thenexplore 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, thenadmire the natural beauty at Longleat, and then stop by Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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, 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), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Hospital of St Cross (in Winchester). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the pleasant sights at Buckler's Hard, make a trip to Greyladyes Arts Foundation, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Southampton trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Southampton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. 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 drive to London.

Things to do in Southampton

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Buckler's Hard, Dorset Adventure Park, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Stonehenge, Paultons Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Speed Boats Tours
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Steamship Shieldhall ©
Steamship Shieldhall

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London vacation builder.

You can drive from Southampton to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Askrigg.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Askrigg

Askrigg ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gayle Mill. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Aysgarth Falls, thenfind something for the whole family at The Forbidden Corner, and then pick up some new knowledge with Gayle Mill.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Askrigg vacation maker tool.

You can drive from London to Askrigg in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Askrigg

Nature Parks Classes

Side Trips

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

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