8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England visit planner

Make it your trip
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
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Skegness
— 1 night
Drive
3
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive
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Derby
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nottingham

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Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bransby Horses, whizz through the canopy at Arial Trail, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln vacation planner.

Nottingham to Lincoln is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Skegness.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:

Skegness

— 1 night
Skegness is a seaside town and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, on the Lincolnshire coast of the North Sea, 43mi east of Lincoln. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, and then get curious at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Skegness day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Skegness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Skegness

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

Liverpool

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with Shiverpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, then get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Peter's Church, Woolton.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip tool.

You can drive from Skegness to Liverpool in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Derby.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Derby

— 3 nights
Visiting Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill and Jacob's Ladder will get you outdoors. Attractions like Alton Towers Theme Park and The Climbing Unit make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derby: Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence (in Eyam), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Derby online travel route builder.

Getting from Liverpool to Derby by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Derby can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Derby

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Nottingham

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nottingham trip planner.

Nottingham is very close to Derby. In October in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Nottingham

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
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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.