21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

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21 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  2 h
1
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Buttermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bath
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
London
— 5 nights
End: London

2
nights
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. Take a break from Stratford-upon-Avon with a short trip to Docklow Pools in Docklow, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner .

London to Stratford-upon-Avon is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Warwick, Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Archery, Broadway Playground, Docklow Pools
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Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

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nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from Windermere with a short trip to Predator Experience in Ayside, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake District National Park Guided Walks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Windermere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Buttermere.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Newby Bridge Weir, Predator Experience Ltd, Old Man of Coniston
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Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting

4
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere
Go for a jaunt from Buttermere to Troutbeck to see Rookin House Activity Centre about 40 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buttermere attractions planner .

You can drive from Windermere to Buttermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Rookin House Activity Centre, Central Fells, Helvellyn
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Cattle Country Adventure Park (in Berkeley), The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, contemplate the long history of St Saviour's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, and look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip planner.

Drive from Buttermere to Cirencester in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Tetbury, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cattle Country Adventure Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cattle Country Adventure Park ©
Cattle Country Adventure Park
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar), Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, trek along Cotswold Way, enjoy some diversion at Sandford Parks Lido, and identify plant and animal life at Severn Bore.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cirencester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Cotswold Way
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of local nightlife at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London online travel route builder .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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