41 days in England Itinerary

41 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Train:  27 h
1
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Penrith
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Gloucester
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bath
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
London
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Riverside Walk), Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, wander the streets of York Shambles, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the York day trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to York is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Chatsworth House, York Bird of Prey Centre, Beacon Alpacas, Ladybower Reservoir
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

7
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & Crummock Water), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater, look for all kinds of wild species at Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and play a few rounds at Riverside Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Penrith trip planner.

Getting from York to Penrith by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cockermouth, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, High Cup Nick, St Lawrences Church
Find places to stay May 9 — 16:
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Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Ullswater ©
Ullswater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step out of Windermere to go to Ayside and see Predator Experience, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Loughrigg Fell, walk around Go Ape Grizedale, and don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Windermere tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Predator Experience, Old Man of Coniston
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Lake District National Park Guided Walks ©
Lake District National Park Guided Walks
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting

7
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Tetbury (Chavenage House & St Saviour's Church), Cirencester (Rodmarton Manor & Bristol Aero Collectlon) and Berkeley (Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden & St. Mary's Church).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Gloucester visit planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Gloucester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Gloucester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stroud, Tetbury, Cirencester, Berkeley, Walks around Wotton-under-Edge
Find places to stay May 20 — 27:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Rodmarton Manor ©
Rodmarton Manor

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Cheltenham (Rise Music, Wishing Fish Clock, &more), Somerford Keynes (The Cotswold Range & All Saints' Church) and Malmesbury (Malmesbury Abbey & Malmesbury Market Cross). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, experience rural life at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, try for a hole-in-one at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bath itinerary app.

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Malmesbury, Peter Martin Gallery
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

7
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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