60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Bakewell
— 7 nights
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Cheltenham
— 7 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Salisbury
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 6 nights
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London
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Liverpool — 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ruby Sky Nightclub. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quirky Quarter and Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Ironbridge (Moonshine & Fuggles & The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse), Ironbridge Candle Company (in Jackfield) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip maker.

New York City, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Liverpool due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bridge House and Bardsea Alpacas and Llamas. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Rydal Cave (in Rydal), Barrow-in-Furness (South Walney Nature Reserve & Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall) and Conishead Priory (in Ulverston). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake District Falconry, admire the striking features of Kendal Parish Church, take in panoramic vistas at Finsthwaite Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Wilfrid's Church.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Windermere holiday site.

You can drive from Liverpool to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 6 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 discover tucked-away gems like Kitchen Coos & Ewes and Ennerdale Water. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Lanercost Priory (in Lanercost), Chestnut House (in Pooley Bridge) and Carlisle (Scaleby Hill Vintage motor bike museum & Carlisle Golf Club). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance, examine the collection at Solway Aviation Museum, hike along Rannerdale Knotts, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip planning site.

Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland and Leeds Town Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Leeds (Thornton's Arcade & The Turk's Head), The Coldstones Cut (in Pateley Bridge) and Room Escape Games (in Wakefield). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church Beverley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haworth Parish Church, and look for gifts at The Imaginarium.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to York takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 7 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Apedale Heritage Centre and The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to Ambergate (White Peak Distillery & Great British Car Journey), White Nancy (in Bollington) and Ford Green Hall (in Stoke-on-Trent). There's much more to do: hike along Longshaw Estate, step into the grandiose world of Castleton Walk, admire the striking features of Keele Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Revolution House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bakewell vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from York to Bakewell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 7 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cirencester Park and The Falconry Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Pershore Abbey (in Pershore), The Guildhall Worcester (in Worcester) and Middle England Farm Alpacas (in Henley in Arden). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cotswold Sculpture Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Brewery Quarter, explore the engaging exhibits at Silverstone Interactive Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Heart of the Shires Shopping Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bakewell to Cheltenham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. December in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West of England Falconry and Castle Combe Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Chepstow Castle (in Chepstow), Bristol (Bristol Cathedral, Cabot Tower, &more) and The Market Cross (in Castle Combe). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bath Street, stroll around Royal Victoria Park, see the sky in a new way at Techniquest, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip website.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salisbury.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Salisbury — 3 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Explore hidden gems such as The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund and Forest Falconry. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature Discovery Centre (in Thatcham), St Catherine's Hill (in Winchester) and Hall & Woodhouse Brewery (in Blandford Saint Mary). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Salisbury Museum, admire the architecture and history at History Hunt - SALISBURY, look for all kinds of wild species at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salisbury online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Salisbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Salisbury sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 6 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stanmer Park and The Treatment Rooms. Change things up with these side-trips from Brighton and Hove: Chichester (Boxgrove Priory & South Downs Planetarium), Room Escape Games (in Worthing) and Holy Trinity Church (in Bosham). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours, take a stroll through Kemptown, step into the grandiose world of Amberley Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas the Martyr.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove day trip planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

London — 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. Step off the beaten path and head to Sir John Soane's Museum and The Ginstitute. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Room Escape Games (in Kingston upon Thames), Cassiobury Park (in Watford) and The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban (in St. Albans). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Primrose Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Brands, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and explore the world behind art at Somerset House.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 21 — 29:

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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