54 days in England Itinerary

54 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train:  2 h
1
York
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bakewell
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Warwick
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cirencester
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Bath
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Southampton
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
London
— 9 nights
End: London

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like York Maze and National Coal Mining Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Doncaster (Ashworth Barracks Museum & Yorkshire Wildlife Park), Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre (in Clifton) and Durham (Durham Cathedral, Seaham Beach, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, relax in the rural setting at Piglets Adventure Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at The Web Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York tour planner.

London to York is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Durham, Doncaster, National Coal Mining Museum, Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:
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Ashworth Barracks Museum ©
Ashworth Barracks Museum
York Maze ©
York Maze
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre ©
Wetheriggs Animal Rescue Centre

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Treetop Trek and The Lake District Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Lakeland Maze Farm Park (in Kendal), Ducky's Park Farm (in Flookburgh) and Old Hall Farm (in Bouth). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, snap pictures at Ashness Bridge, and take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planner.

You can drive from York to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Keswick, Lakeland Maze Farm Park, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Old Hall Farm, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
The Lake District Wildlife Park
The Lake District Wildlife Park
Old Hall Farm ©
Old Hall Farm

6
nights
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Attractions like Alton Towers Theme Park and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bakewell: Vale Royal Falconry Centre (in Northwich), Jacob's Ladder (in Edale) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, hike along Peak Pilgrimage, take an in-depth tour of Eyam Plague Village Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bakewell trip site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Bakewell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bakewell sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ladybower Reservoir, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, Vale Royal Falconry Centre, Eyam Plague Village Museum, Stanage Edge
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:
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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park
Vale Royal Falconry Centre ©
Vale Royal Falconry Centre

6
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Family-friendly places like Warwick Castle and Hatton Country World will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warwick: Tanks-Alot (in Helmdon), Catanger Llamas (in Towcester) and Lemington Lakes (in Moreton-in-Marsh).

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You can drive from Bakewell to Warwick in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bakewell in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Warwick, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tanks-Alot, Catanger Llamas, Warwickshire Flight Experience, Lemington Lakes
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 28:
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St Nicholas Park ©
St Nicholas Park
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
The Children’s Play Village ©
The Children’s Play Village

7
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Attractions like The Cotswold Range and Cattle Country Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cirencester: Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill), Burford (Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens & Onform London) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Archery, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, find something for the whole family at Dragonfly Maze, and stroll around Cotswold Country Park & Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cirencester attractions planning website.

Getting from Warwick to Cirencester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Tetbury, Lower Slaughter, Burford
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cattle Country Adventure Park ©
Cattle Country Adventure Park

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Attractions like The Roman Baths and Broadway Playground make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power). The adventure continues: stop by Cotswold Lavender, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, and putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bath travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Southampton.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Gloucester, Cheddar Gorge
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park
Prinknash Bird And Deer Park ©
Prinknash Bird And Deer Park

7
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kids will enjoy Dorset Adventure Park and Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, find something for the whole family at Paultons Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Weymouth Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Southampton planner.

You can take a train from Bath to Southampton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Southampton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Southampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Winchester, Weymouth Beach, Dorset Adventure Park, The Mary Rose, Bournemouth Beach
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 18:
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park

9
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.
Kids will enjoy Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Boydells Dairy Farm (in Wethersfield) and LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (in Windsor). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Southampton to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Boydells Dairy Farm, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 27:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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