13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation planner

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Bath
— 1 day
Drive
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York
— 1 night
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London
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tetbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Somerford Keynes
— 1 night
Drive
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
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Bath

— 1 day

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip planner.

London to Bath is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

York

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and finally take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

Plan my day in York using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

London

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London holiday maker website.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tetbury.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:

Tetbury

— 1 night
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, then admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tetbury online travel planner.

Getting from London to Tetbury by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Somerford Keynes.

Things to do in Tetbury

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Somerford Keynes

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get outside with The Cotswold Range, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Bibury Trout Farm, and finally admire the striking features of Arlington Row.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Somerford Keynes trip itinerary planner.

Somerford Keynes is very close to Tetbury. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Somerford Keynes

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Gloucester

— 3 nights
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gloucester day trip planning site.

You can drive from Somerford Keynes to Gloucester in an hour. In September in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

England travel guide

4.4
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.