14 days in England, Bangor & Cardiff Itinerary

14 days in England, Bangor & Cardiff Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation planner

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Carnforth
— 6 nights
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Bangor
— 1 night
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Cardiff
— 1 night
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Salisbury
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Bath
— 1 night
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Tewkesbury
— 1 night
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
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York
— 2 nights
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Carnforth

— 6 nights
Carnforth is a small town and civil parish near Lancaster in the north of Lancashire, England, situated at the north east end of Morecambe Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sizergh Castle and Carnforth Station Heritage Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lancaster City Museum and Kendal Parish Church. When in Carnforth, make a side trip to see Lake District Sheepdog Experience in Crosthwaite, approximately Crosthwaite away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Warton Crag, relax in the rural setting at Docker Park Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Cottage Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carnforth trip planning site.

London to Carnforth is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Carnforth

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city in Gwynedd unitary authority, north west Wales, and one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Lligwy Burial Chamber, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and then admire the striking features of Beaumaris Courthouse.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangor online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carnforth to Bangor takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Cardiff

— 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Bay Island Voyages and then stop by St David's Dewi Sant.

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

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Bangor to Cardiff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salisbury.

Things to do in Cardiff

Shopping · Outdoors
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Salisbury

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salisbury visit planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Salisbury in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Bath on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Salisbury

Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bath day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Salisbury to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Tewkesbury

— 1 night
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Severn Ham.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tewkesbury online journey planner.

You can drive from Bath to Tewkesbury in 1.5 hours. September in Tewkesbury sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Stratford-upon-Avon

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Henley Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Guild Chapel, then admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon road trip app.

Traveling by car from Tewkesbury to Stratford-upon-Avon takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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York

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church and then don't miss a visit to The Rose Window. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, and finally steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Churches · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.