25 days in England Itinerary

25 days in England Itinerary

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Fly
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London
— 6 nights
Train
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York
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Bath
— 5 nights
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London — 6 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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in March, expect London to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to York.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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York — 4 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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, wander the streets of York Shambles, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our York trip builder app.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Cockermouth — 4 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. Step out of Cockermouth to go to Penrith and see Aira Force Waterfall, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, get great views at Walla Crag, and stop by Percy House Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 5 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, and examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water online trip maker.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Bourton-on-the-Water in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bath.
Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:

Bath — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Llanthony Secunda Priory, and stop by Treasure Seekers Gift Shop.

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You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

England travel guide

4.4
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.