49 days in England Itinerary

49 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England tour planner
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London
— 16 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Bude
— 7 nights
Drive
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Penzance
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cawsand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 9 nights
Drive
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York
— 5 nights

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London — 16 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.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and St Leonards Church (in Hythe). There's much more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around Hyde Park, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip builder tool.

Catania, Italy to London is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Catania to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

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 Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Old Sarum), Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bude.
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Bude — 7 nights

Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Get out of town with these interesting Bude side-trips: Tintagel (Tintagel Castle & Trevena Square), The Big Sheep. (in Bideford) and Westward Ho Beach (in Westward Ho). Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at The Milky Way Adventure Park. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Padstow Sealife Safaris, stroll through Duckpool, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymouth Beach, and explore the activities along Bude Sea Pool.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bude road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bude takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Penzance.
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Penzance — 4 nights

Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Step out of Penzance with an excursion to Fistral Beach Bar in Newquay--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, steep yourself in history at Boscawen-un Stone Circle, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get outside with Viking Charters.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Penzance online trip builder.

You can drive from Bude to Penzance in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cawsand.
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Cawsand — 2 nights

Cawsand and Kingsand are twin villages in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Downderry Beach, get outside with Cawsand Bay, and then stroll through Cawsand and Kingsand Beaches. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Stoke Beach, then stroll through Wembury Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rame Head Heritage Coast.

Planning Cawsand trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Penzance to Cawsand by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stratford-upon-Avon Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Moreton Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and finally make a trip to The Model Village.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

Getting from Cawsand to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 9 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln Cathedral (in Lincoln), National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk) and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (in East Kirkby). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Alton Towers Resort. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Chatsworth House, contemplate the waterfront views at River Wye, view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery, and make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bakewell vacation planner.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Bakewell sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to York.
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York — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yorkshire Air Museum as well as Breezy Knees Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Rievaulx Abbey (in Helmsley), Durham (Durham Museum, Durham Cathedral, &more) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, examine the collection at Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities, and pause for some photo ops at The Easingwold War Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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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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Cornwall travel guide

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Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.
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