48 days in England Itinerary

48 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Windermere
— 6 nights
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Cockermouth
— 7 nights
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York
— 7 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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London
— 8 nights
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Liverpool — 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chester (Room Escape Games & Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens), Jackfield (ChocTilly & St Mary The Virgin Church) and Wild Zoological Park (in Wolverhampton). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, look for all kinds of wild species at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take an in-depth tour of Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool holiday tool.

Canberra, Australia to Liverpool is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Liverpool when traveling from Canberra in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 6 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 14:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall) and Wast Water (in Wasdale Head). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

To plan Cockermouth vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to York.
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Find places to stay May 14 — 21:

York — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Stanage Edge (in Hathersage). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York attractions planner.

Drive from Cockermouth to York in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Find places to stay May 21 — 28:

Bourton-on-the-Water — 6 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 Bourton-on-the-Water's surroundings by going to Tetbury (St Mary The Virgin Church & Chavenage House), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkstone Brewery, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water planning site.

You can drive from York to Bourton-on-the-Water in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Gloucester (Mariners Church, Gloucester Docks, &more), Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power) and Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & The Pavilion). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, experience rural life at Briery Hill Llamas, identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, and admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.
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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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 17:

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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