34 days in England Itinerary

34 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Castleton
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Castleton
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cheltenham
— 5 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Castleton

— 4 nights
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Attractions like Stanage Edge and Kinder Scout make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, explore the landscape on two wheels at Derwent Bike Hire, Repair and Service Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Winnat's Pass, and get outside with Curbar Edge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Castleton online day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Castleton is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jeddah to Castleton. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in June; daily highs in Castleton reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Cockermouth

— 5 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. Kids will enjoy Catbells Lakeland Walk and Aira Force Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Wast Water (in Wasdale Head), Ennerdale Water (in Ennerdale Bridge) and Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, trek along Central Fells, don't miss a visit to St James’ Church, and see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Castleton to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. In July in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere), Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Cheltenham

— 5 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Cotswold Range and Cotswold Falconry Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Cotswold Farm Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, and admire the natural beauty at The Mill Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip builder tool.

Getting from Windermere to Cheltenham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

St Ives

— 4 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Family-friendly places like Porthminster Beach and Padstow Sealife Safaris will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Falmouth Lifeboat (in Falmouth), The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn) and St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, see the interesting displays at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to St Ives in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cheltenham in July: high temperatures in St Ives hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

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 Fore/Adventure. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry, trek along Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, cool off at Dorset Adventure Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

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.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and The British Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:

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.