55 days in England Itinerary

55 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England attractions planner

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London
— 7 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Durham
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 5 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 5 nights
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Cirencester
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Winchester
— 5 nights
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London

— 7 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London online day trip planner.

Entebbe, Uganda to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Entebbe in October: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 4:

York

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, tour the pleasant surroundings at York Bird of Prey Centre, and admire the natural beauty at Museum Gardens.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in York, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:

Durham

— 5 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: Allout Adventures (in Hexham) and Green Howards Museum (in Richmond). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, appreciate the history behind Marquess of Londonderry's Statue, get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Durham University Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Durham itinerary tool.

Take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Durham, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

Cockermouth

— 5 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:

Windermere

— 5 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, and hike along Helm Crag.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere online journey planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:

Bakewell

— 5 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bakewell: Lincoln Castle (in Lincoln), Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley) and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (in East Kirkby). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, stroll through Kinder Scout, get in on the family fun at Alton Towers Theme Park, and head outdoors with Peak Mountaineering.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bakewell online holiday planner.

Drive from Windermere to Bakewell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

Warwick

— 5 nights
Explore Warwick's surroundings by going to Catanger Llamas (in Towcester) and Icarus Falconry (in Northampton).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Warwick online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bakewell to Warwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Warwick sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Cirencester

— 5 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to Broadway Tower (in Broadway), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold). The adventure continues: get outside with The Cotswold Range, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and make a trip to The Model Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cirencester trip itinerary website.

Drive from Warwick to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Batsford Arboretum), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and Gloucester (Gloucester Cathedral & Llanthony Secunda Priory). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Castletown D-Day Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bath day trip site.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 16:

Winchester

— 5 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore Winchester's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Forest Falconry (in Landford). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, enjoy some diversion at Skizone, pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Winchester trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bath to Winchester in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:

England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.