15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to York
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York — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and York Minster. Museum-lovers will appreciate York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. Take a break from York with a short trip to Fountains Abbey in Ripon, about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip site.

Halifax, Canada to York is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Halifax in September: high temperatures in York hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ulverston.
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Ulverston — 1 night

Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle and then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ulverston road trip planning site.

Drive from York to Ulverston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 2 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey and then step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Llanthony Secunda Priory, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham trip planner.

Drive from Ulverston to Cheltenham in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stonehenge and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and Avebury Stone Circle. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Avebury (West Kennet Long Barrow & West Kennet Avenue), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Spring Well & Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and National Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Tower of London are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

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Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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England travel guide

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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.