26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

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26 days in England Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  33 h
1
London
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Salisbury
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Glastonbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Malmesbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
York
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Durham
— 2 nights
Fly:  39 h
End: Hobart

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

Hobart, Australia to London is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to London is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Hobart in July, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Salisbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Visit Stonehenge and Winchester Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Salisbury Cathedral and Wilton House. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandbanks Beach (in Poole), Winchester (Winchester Castle - The Great Hall & Hospital of St Cross) and Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Andover). There's much more to do: make a trip to Old Sarum, steep yourself in history at Mompesson House, and stroll through Jurassic Coast.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salisbury custom trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from London in July, plan for little chillier nights in Salisbury, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winchester, Sandbanks Beach, Stonehenge, Jurassic Coast, Wilton House
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

2
nights
Glastonbury

Glastonbury ©
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses and Assembly Rooms. Step out of Glastonbury to go to Bath and see The Jane Austen Centre, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Chalice Well, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glastonbury Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Ham Wall Nature Reserve, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cuthbert's parish Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glastonbury trip builder.

You can drive from Salisbury to Glastonbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Malmesbury.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Wells
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Malmesbury

Malmesbury ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, explore the ancient world of West Kennet Long Barrow, then steep yourself in history at Avebury Manor, and finally contemplate the long history of Avebury Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Malmesbury trip generator.

Traveling by car from Glastonbury to Malmesbury takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Malmesbury are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Malmesbury

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avebury, Gloucester, Castle Combe Village
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Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Warwick Castle and Stratford Town Walk. Get some historical perspective at Tewkesbury Abbey and Charlecote Mill. Get out of town with these interesting Stratford-upon-Avon side-trips: Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Winchcombe (Hailes Church & Sudeley Castle). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Guy's Cliffe House, admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, gain insight at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Malmesbury to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 1.5 hours. August in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Warwick, Winchcombe, Tewkesbury Abbey, Cotswold Falconry Centre
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at York City Walls and York Minster. National Railway Museum and York Cold War Bunker are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of York to go to Ripon and see Fountains Abbey, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Castle Howard, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, ponder the world of politics at Guildhall, and stop by The Imaginarium - York.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our York trip generator.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in York, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fountains Abbey
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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast, then admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durham Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durham vacation planner.

Getting from York to Durham by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. August in Durham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Mary's Church, Victoria Tunnel
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast

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