22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Train:  14 h
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Penrith
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Coniston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bath
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and The York Dungeon. Kids will appreciate attractions like York City Walls and Treasurer's House. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, wander the streets of York Shambles, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, and steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary site.

Vancouver, Canada to York is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to York. Expect slightly colder evenings in York when traveling from Vancouver in May, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Beacon Alpacas, York Bird of Prey Centre
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Beacon Alpacas ©
Beacon Alpacas
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Popular historic sites such as Aira Force Waterfall and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Brough Castle (in Brough) and Kirkby Stephen (Brough Castle Ice Cream Parlour & Smardale Gill Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Loughrigg Fell, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, steep yourself in history at Townend, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Penrith attractions planner.

Drive from York to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coniston.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Kirkby Stephen
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell

3
nights
Coniston

Coniston ©
Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Lakeland Motor Museum and Merz Barn will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muncaster Castle and Eskdale Mill. Get out of town with these interesting Coniston side-trips: St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands (in Grange-over-Sands) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston, take in the dramatic scenery at Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coniston vacation builder tool.

Drive from Penrith to Coniston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Eskdale, Muncaster Castle, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Merz Barn
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

4
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gloucester Cathedral and Chavenage House. Take a break from the city and head to The Barn Owl Centre and Severn Bore. Get out of town with these interesting Gloucester side-trips: Berkeley (Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden & St. Mary's Church), Beverston Castle (in Tetbury) and Wotton-under-Edge (Walks around Wotton-under-Edge & Ancient Ram Inn).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Coniston to Gloucester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Berkeley, Tetbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Monastery garden prinknash, St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Beverston Castle ©
Beverston Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Appreciate the collections at The Roman Baths and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Get some historical perspective at Bath Abbey and Cheltenham Minster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Cirencester (Corinium Museum & Elemental Sculpture Park). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Cotswold Range, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bath online vacation planner.

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Wells Cathedral
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

4
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.
Visit Tower of London and Westminster Abbey for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Kensington Gardens, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London vacation maker site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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