11 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England planner
Make it your trip
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 5 nights

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York — 1 night

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 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then admire the striking features of Castle Howard, and then delve into the distant past at York City Walls. On the next day, take a stroll through York Shambles, 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the York trip itinerary builder site.

London to York is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 2 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. On the 3rd (Sat), visit Shakespeare Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and then take in the history at Tewkesbury Battlefield.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham journey planning site.

Traveling by car from York to Cheltenham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from York in December since evenings lows in Cheltenham dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Bath.
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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.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and then steep yourself in history at The Market Cross.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London — 5 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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London trip planning website.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough 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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