51 days in England Itinerary

51 days in England Itinerary

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51 days in England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Train:  29 h
1
York
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cockermouth
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Liverpool
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Bath
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
London
— 10 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Brisbane

7
nights
York

York ©
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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to Durham (Durham Riverside Walk, Durham Cathedral, &more) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, make a trip to York Shambles, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read York online holiday maker.

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to York due to the time zone difference. In September, York is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Durham, Beamish Museum
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 16:
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

8
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Place Fell (in Patterdale) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cockermouth attractions planner.

Traveling by car from York to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. In September in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Askham, Eskdale
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 24:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Kendal (Quaker Tapestry & Abbot Hall Art Gallery) and Predator Experience Ltd (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

Discover how to plan a Windermere trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cockermouth to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grasmere, Kendal, Ruskin Museum, Jesus Church, Predator Experience Ltd
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd

4
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Chester Zoo (in Chester), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Virtual Hideout Manchester (in Manchester). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb Liverpool, identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, and steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip app.

You can drive from Windermere to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Liverpool sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Northwich, Chester Zoo, Catton Hall Adventure Cheshire, Virtual Hideout Manchester, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Venture out of the city with trips to Mill Dene Garden (in Blockley), Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Chavenage House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, get outside with The Cotswold Range, and get engrossed in the history at Museum in the Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Cirencester takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Malmesbury, Stroud
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Gloucester (Hillfield Gardens, Jet Age Museum, &more), Chipping Campden (Market Hall & High Street Chipping Campden) and Cheltenham (Boer War Memorial, Gustav Holst Statue, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in nature's colorful creations at American Museum & Gardens, witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield, and delve into the mystery of Stonehenge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bath trip maker website.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cotswold Way, Castle Combe Village
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

10
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Stratford-upon-Avon (Stalls Lifestyle, Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip tool.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Stratford-upon-Avon
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 26:
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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