17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive
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Castleton
— 2 nights
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London

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London online itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, then admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bath travel route planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Cirencester

— 2 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Corinium Museum, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Gallery Pangolin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cirencester trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Warwick

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, then admire the natural beauty at The Mill Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Collegiate Church of St Mary's. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, then contemplate the long history of Guy's Cliffe, and then get outside with The Knights of Middle England.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Warwick day trip site.

Drive from Cirencester to Warwick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Warwick can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Cockermouth

— 3 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. Bring the kids along to Derwentwater and Lakeland Mountain Guides. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). There's more to do: stroll through Helvellyn and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cockermouth trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Cockermouth takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Windermere

— 1 night
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 28th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get great views at Orrest Head.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Windermere driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Cockermouth to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Castleton.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Castleton

— 2 nights
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Ladybower Fisheries, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then explore the striking landscape at Stanage Edge. On your second day here, trek along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Castleton trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Windermere to Castleton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.