51 days in England Itinerary

51 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 8 nights
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Bath
— 7 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 7 nights
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York
— 8 nights
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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 7 nights
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Durham
— 7 nights
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London — 8 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warwick (Warwick Castle & The Mill Garden). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bath.
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Bath — 7 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Wilton House (in Wilton), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Room Escape Games (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, explore the striking landscape at Glastonbury Tor, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bath road trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 7 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and Cirencester (Corinium Museum & Old Downs Pursuits). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkstone Brewery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water travel route planner.

Drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.
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York — 8 nights

City of Festivals

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Castleton (Peak Mountaineering & Cave Dale), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Mam Tor (in Hope). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of York Shambles, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and identify plant and animal life at National Centre for Birds of Prey.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read York tour planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 5 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from York to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 7 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Grange-in-Borrowdale (Holy Trinity Church & King's How), New Mills Trout Fishing Park (in Brampton) and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cockermouth day trip website.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durham.
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Durham — 7 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Aysgarth (Aysgarth Falls & Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, relax in the rural setting at Hall Hill Farm, stop by Fury Events, and admire the natural beauty at Durham University Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Durham road trip planning website.

Drive from Cockermouth to Durham in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Mon).
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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