60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England sightseeing planner
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London
— 6 nights
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Canterbury
— 4 nights
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Cambridge
— 6 nights
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Norwich
— 5 nights
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Oxford
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Tetbury
— 2 nights
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Stroud
— 3 nights
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
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Moreton-in-Marsh
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York
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Manchester
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London — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London attractions planner.

Hobart, Australia to London is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Hobart to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in December, you will find days in London are much colder (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Canterbury.
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Canterbury — 4 nights

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canterbury: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Rye Waterworks MIcropub) and Dover Castle (in Dover). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Joe's Bows, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Synagogue, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canterbury vacation maker site.

You can take a train from London to Canterbury in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 6 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ely Cathedral (in Ely), Colchester (Colchester Zoo & Colchester Arts Centre) and The Animal Experience (in Stretham). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, contemplate the long history of University of Cambridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Greene King Brewery, and explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cambridge, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Canterbury to Cambridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cambridge are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Norwich.
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Norwich — 5 nights

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oxburgh Hall (in King's Lynn), Blickling Estate (in Blickling) and Thursford (in Fakenham). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Surrey House, indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Julian's Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Norwich day trip planning site.

Drive from Cambridge to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Norwich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Oxford.
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Oxford — 5 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), Room Escape Games (in Southampton) and Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd..

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford driving holiday planner.

Drive from Norwich to Oxford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bath.
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Bath — 6 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Glastonbury (Somerset Rural Life Museum, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, &more), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, and admire the landmark architecture of Exeter Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath road trip app.

Take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Tetbury.
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Tetbury — 2 nights

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum and then admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House. On your second day here, examine the collection at Athelstan Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

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

You can drive from Bath to Tetbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stroud.
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Stroud — 3 nights

Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Stroud side-trips: Spas (in Cheltenham) and Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church, and admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Stroud tour itinerary planning app.

Stroud is just a stone's throw from Tetbury. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Cirencester is known for outdoors, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, stroll through Rugrats and Half Pints Cirencester, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

Start your trip to Cirencester by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Cirencester is just a stone's throw from Stroud. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Beautylicious, then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Bourton on the Water. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then look for gifts at The Baobab Tree, and then sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water planner.

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a stone's throw from Cirencester. January in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh — 2 nights

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 13th (Sat), expand your horizons at Whichford Pottery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary app.

Moreton-in-Marsh is very close to Bourton-on-the-Water. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.
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York — 6 nights

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: Lincoln Castle (in Lincoln), Donna Nook Nature Reserve (in North Somercotes) and Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Selby Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the York online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in York, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 8 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen), Le Petit Spa (in Halifax) and Liverpool (Museum of Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North, examine the collection at National Football Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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