14 days in England Itinerary

14 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Windermere
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Chicago

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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Step out of Windermere with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bowness-on-Windermere--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Windermere road trip tool.

Chicago, USA to Windermere is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Windermere is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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York — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Museum Gardens, and then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through York Shambles, then admire the striking features of York Minster, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our York day trip app.

Drive from Windermere to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
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London — 4 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London travel tool.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 2 nights

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. On the 17th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkstone Brewery. On your second day here, meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from London to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
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Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bath — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum, and finally walk around Royal Victoria Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, then admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planning site.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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