48 days in England Itinerary

48 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Portinscale
— 6 nights
2
Kendal
— 7 nights
3
York
— 10 nights
4
Cirencester
— 7 nights
5
Bath
— 5 nights
6
London
— 11 nights

6
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Let the collections at Viridian Gallery and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd capture your imagination. Visit Muncaster Castle and Holy Trinity Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Portinscale side-trips: Boot (Eskdale Mill & St Catherine's Chruch), Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale) and Ennerdale Water (in Ennerdale Bridge). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, contemplate the waterfront views at Blea Tarn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sheffield Pike, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portinscale route builder.

Flam, Norway to Portinscale is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flam to Portinscale due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flam in November, things will get a bit warmer in Portinscale: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kendal.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eskdale, Cockermouth, Seascale, Keswick, Little Langdale
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

7
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Kendal Unitarian Chapel and Loughrigg Fell will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Orrest Head and St Michael and All Angels Church, Hawkshead. Change things up with these side-trips from Kendal: Ambleside (Moss Eccles Tarn & Old Courthouse Gallery), Helm Crag (in Grasmere) and Coniston (Tarn Hows, Old Man of Coniston, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kentmere Horseshoe, identify plant and animal life at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, browse for treasures at Yew Tree Barn, and view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kendal sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Portinscale to Kendal in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands, Coniston, Windermere, Grasmere
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Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

10
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.
Get in touch with nature at York Bird of Prey Centre and National Centre for Birds of Prey. Get a sense of the local culture at Chatsworth House and National Railway Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Durham (Durham Heritage Coast & Durham Cathedral). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and browse the exhibits of The York Dungeon.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our York itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kendal to York in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in York are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Durham, Fountains Abbey, National Coal Mining Museum, Ladybower Reservoir, Chatsworth House
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 8:
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. For shopping fun, head to Alain Rouveure Galleries or Westonbirt House and Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at The Cotswold Range and Westonbirt Arboretum. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Peter Martin Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley) and St Peter's Church (in Upper Slaughter). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, look for all kinds of wild species at Cirencester Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cirencester trip builder tool.

You can drive from York to Cirencester in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tetbury, Burford, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Birdland, Tewkesbury Abbey
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Milsom Street and Milsom Place. Venture out of the city with trips to Longleat (in Warminster), Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Stonehenge, take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, browse the exhibits of Rostra Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at American Museum & Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bath road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Longleat, Avebury Stone Circle
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

11
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.
Tower of London and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. When in London, make a side trip to see Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay, approximately Billericay away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in London, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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