12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 2 nights
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Oxford
— 1 night
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Bristol
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 1 night
Train
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
Train
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York
— 2 nights
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London

— 2 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.
You've added Angel Comedy at The Camden Head, Houses of Parliament, Soho, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Angel Comedy at The Camden Head. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, walk around St. James's Park, then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and finally visit Soho.

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

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology as well as Exeter College. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Exeter College.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oxford road trip planning site.

Drive from London to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Oxford are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Bristol.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Bristol

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Upfest. On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Montpellier District. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Cheddar Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, then view the masterpieces at Upfest, and finally take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bristol trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bristol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bath Street as well as American Museum & Gardens. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at American Museum & Gardens, then cruise along Bath Skyline, and finally make a trip to Bath Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Liverpool

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Crosby Beach and then kick back and relax at West Kirby Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Liverpool tour itinerary site.

Getting from Bath to Liverpool by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

York

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then trek along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael le Belfrey, then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our York travel route planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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.