13 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

13 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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London
— 2 nights
2
Swindon
— 1 night
3
Bath
— 1 night
4
Castle Combe
— 3 nights
5
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
6
Stratford-upon-Avon
— Few hours
7
York
— 2 nights
8
Edinburgh
— 1 night

2
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Portobello Road Market. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hunt for treasures at Portobello Road Market, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Keep things going the next day: walk around Regent's Park, see the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, stop by Fortnum & Mason, then make a trip to Tower of London, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London online day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Swindon.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Cutty Sark ©
Cutty Sark
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Swindon

Swindon ©
Swindon is a large town, in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35mi to the west and Reading, 35mi to the east. Your day by day itinerary now includes Arlington Row. On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, find something for the whole family at Jungle Parc, head outdoors with Combat Splat Paintball, then admire the striking features of Arlington Row, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and finally make a trip to The Magic Roundabout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Swindon driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from London to Swindon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Swindon sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Swindon

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Arlington Row
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Combat Splat Paintball ©
Combat Splat Paintball
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway ©
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

1
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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alexandra May as well as Stonehenge. On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Wilton House, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and then look for gifts at Alexandra May.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bath vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Swindon to Bath by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Wilton House
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Get in touch with nature at Walks around Wotton-under-Edge and Manor House Golf Club. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle Combe Village and St. James Church. Get out of town with these interesting Castle Combe side-trips: Thornbury (6 O'clock Gin Distillery & Thornbury Castle), Wickwar Brewing Company (in Wickwar) and Aerospace Bristol (in Patchway).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Castle Combe attractions tool.

Castle Combe is just a short distance from Bath. In October in Castle Combe, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wotton-under-Edge, Thornbury, Yate Shopping Centre, Wickwar Brewing Company, Great Western Brewing Company
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Aerospace Bristol ©
Aerospace Bristol
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Thornbury Castle ©
Thornbury Castle

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Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, make a trip to The Model Village, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bourton On The Water Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Greystones Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrence's Church, then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Perfumery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water road trip site.

Drive from Castle Combe to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

The Parish Church of St. Mary
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Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Birdland ©
Birdland
The Parish Church of St. Mary ©
The Parish Church of St. Mary

few
hours
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon holiday planner.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to York.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
You've now added Saltaire Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): wander the streets of York Shambles, look for gifts at Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities, contemplate the long history of Margaret Clitherow Shrine, then see the interesting displays at Bradford Industrial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Saltaire Village, and finally admire the engineering at Fewston Reservoir. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of York Minster, brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, brush up on your military savvy at The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum, then contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, and finally view the masterpieces at Pyramid Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your York trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bradford, Fewston Reservoir
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Saltaire Village ©
Saltaire Village
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House
The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum ©
The Royal Dragoon Guards Museum

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Surgeons' Hall Museums, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh planner.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
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Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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