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
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 Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Riverside Walk) and Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, wander the streets of York Shambles, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the York day trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to York is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. 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, Beacon Alpacas, Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir, York Bird of Prey Centre
Find places to stay May 3 — 9:
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Beacon Alpacas ©
Beacon Alpacas
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: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & Crummock Water) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Smardale Gill Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Aira Force Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, 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, St Lawrences Church, The Lakes Distillery
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 ©
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: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell, and contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere online travel planner.

Drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, Old Man of Coniston, Newby Bridge Weir, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere

7
nights
Gloucester

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

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip planner.

Getting from Windermere to Gloucester by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gloucester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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: Malmesbury (Malmesbury Abbey & Malmesbury Market Cross), Somerford Keynes (The Cotswold Range & All Saints' Church) and Cheltenham (Rise Music, Wishing Fish Clock, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, and relax in the rural setting at Marshfield Farm Ice Cream.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
SimAir737 ©
SimAir737
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 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:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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