56 days in England Itinerary

56 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England Trip Planner
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London
— 11 nights
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York
— 10 nights
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Durham
— 5 nights
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Keswick
— 9 nights
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Grange-over-Sands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 9 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 5 nights
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London — 11 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, examine the collection at The British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to London is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in February, with highs in London at 46°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to York.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 15:

York — 10 nights

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), Ripon (Fountains Abbey & Talon Falconry) and Log Heights (in Harrogate). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, get outside with Land Rover Experience North Yorkshire, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our York online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daytime highs in York are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Durham.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 25:

Durham — 5 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: Ross Back Sands Beach (in Bamburgh), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and The Literary & Philosophical Society (in Newcastle upon Tyne). The adventure continues: stop by Fury Events, take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Durham Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach.

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You can take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Keswick.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:

Keswick — 9 nights

Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Keswick: Loughrigg Fell (in Ambleside), Rydal Water (in Rydal) and Grasmere (Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, Alcock Tarn, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, explore the activities along Crummock Water, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and take in the views from Ashness Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Keswick journey builder.

Getting from Durham to Keswick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Keswick, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grange-over-Sands.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 11:

Grange-over-Sands — 3 nights

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory, and then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum. On your second day here, stroll through Predator Experience and then tee off at Carus Green Golf Club.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Keswick to Grange-over-Sands takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cirencester.
Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: Cotswold Edge Golf Club (in Wotton-under-Edge), St Mary de Crypt Church (in Gloucester) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St John Baptist, pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, make a trip to Painswick Beacon, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cirencester road trip site.

Traveling by car from Grange-over-Sands to Cirencester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Bath — 9 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glastonbury (Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, &more), Chipping Sodbury Golf Club (in Chipping Sodbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Vicar's Close, steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bath online trip planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 26:

Stratford-upon-Avon — 5 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill), St Eadburgha’s Church (in Chipping Campden) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, contemplate the long history of Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at S&D Falconry.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip builder.

Getting from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).
Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

England travel guide

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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.