31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation planner

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Fly to Manchester, Train to York
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York
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Castleton
— 1 night
Drive
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Buxton
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oxford
— 1 night
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London
— 5 nights
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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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com.

Before you visit York, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Oklahoma City, USA to York is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to York. Traveling from Oklahoma City in March, expect York to be slightly colder, temps between 49°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Manchester

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, get curious at Science and Industry Museum, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, and examine the collection at The Manchester Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manchester itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from York to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Castleton.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Fun & Games · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Castleton

— 1 night
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Peak Cavern, then trek along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, then explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Castleton trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Manchester to Castleton by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Castleton sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Buxton.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Buxton

— 1 night
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Pavilion Gardens, then explore the fascinating underground world of Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Solomon's Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Samuel Turner Memorial Drinking Fountain.

Make your Buxton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Buxton is just a stone's throw from Castleton. In March, daytime highs in Buxton are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Buxton

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Cheltenham

— 4 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Cheltenham is known for nightlife, spas, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, walk around Imperial Gardens, and try your luck at Cheltenham Racecourse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham tour planner.

You can drive from Buxton to Cheltenham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Gloucester

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Walks around Wotton-under-Edge (in Wotton-under-Edge) and Berkeley (Cattle Country Adventure Park, St. Mary's Church, &more).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester trip tool.

Gloucester is very close to Cheltenham. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Cirencester

— 3 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Castle Combe (Castle Combe Village & St. Andrew's Church). There's much more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints' Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St John Baptist, and steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester travel planner.

Cirencester is just a short distance from Gloucester. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 nights
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. On the 28th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Bourton On The Water Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Greystones Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, then don't miss a visit to The Model Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, find something for the whole family at The Dragonfly Maze, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Tara Antiques Centre, then stop by The Borzoi Bookshop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planner.

Bourton-on-the-Water is very close to Cirencester. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 2 nights
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 30th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then get your game on at Cotswold Archery, then make a trip to The Moreton Gallery, and finally stop by Moreton in Marsh. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, steep yourself in history at Chastleton House and Garden, and then take an in-depth tour of Rollright Stones.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh online trip itinerary planner.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water. In March, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip maker site.

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Oxford in an hour. In March in Oxford, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

Discover how to plan a London trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oxford to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 6:

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.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
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.