31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary planner

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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Cirencester
— 5 nights
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Warwick
— 5 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
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London

— 6 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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. There's much more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker tool.

Canberra, Australia to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Canberra to London is minus 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in London when traveling from Canberra in September, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Roman Baths and Insight Activities Dorset. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe Church & Brunel's SS Great Britain) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, admire the landmark architecture of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, admire the natural beauty at Prior Park Landscape Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath attractions app.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Cirencester

— 5 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Cotswold Range and Corinium Museum. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, make a trip to The Model Village, head outdoors with Old Downs Pursuits, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

Warwick

— 5 nights
Bring the kids along to Warwick Castle and Lord Leycester Hospital.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Warwick route builder.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Warwick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Warwick sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Warwick

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

York

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy National Railway Museum and The Vulcan Experience. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends (in Doncaster), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our York trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Warwick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Family-friendly places like Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest and Durham Riverside Walk will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: visit Fury Events, get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum, steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, and examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Durham journey website.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.