6 days in Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

6 days in Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

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6 days in Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Upper Slaughter
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Bibury
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Castle Combe
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: London

2
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bloody Bourton Walking Tour as well as Bourton on the Water. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bourton on the Water and then get a taste of local nightlife at Bloody Bourton Walking Tour. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Model Village, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and then get in on the family fun at Dragonfly Maze.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water attractions planner.

London to Bourton-on-the-Water is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. You will leave for Stratford-upon-Avon on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Birdland ©
Birdland
Dragonfly Maze ©
Dragonfly Maze
Bloody Bourton Walking Tour ©
Bloody Bourton Walking Tour

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Stratford-upon-Avon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Upper Slaughter.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks
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Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

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night
Upper Slaughter

Upper Slaughter ©
On the 16th (Tue), admire the striking features of Upper Slaughter Manor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, and finally trek along Warden's Way.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Upper Slaughter trip planner.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Upper Slaughter by car takes about an hour. In June in Upper Slaughter, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bibury.

Things to do in Upper Slaughter

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Parish Church of St. Mary
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Warden's Way ©
Warden's Way
Upper Slaughter Manor ©
Upper Slaughter Manor
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

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night
Bibury

Bibury ©
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Arlington Row and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bibury Trout Farm.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bibury visit planning app .

Bibury is just a short distance from Upper Slaughter. In June in Bibury, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bibury

Parks
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Bibury Trout Farm ©
Bibury Trout Farm
Arlington Row ©
Arlington Row

few
hours
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stonehenge as well as Castle Combe Village. On the 18th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Castle Combe road trip planning site .

Drive from Bibury to Castle Combe in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

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