21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

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21 days in England Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + bus + train:  26​h
1
York
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Durham
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
York

York ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate York Minster and St. Crux Parish Hall. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through York Shambles, contemplate the long history of York City Walls, enjoy breathtaking views from Fishergate Postern Tower, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York trip builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to York is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in York hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

3
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Visit Durham Heritage Coast and St. Mary's Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: Embleton Bay (in Embleton), Brough Castle (in Brough) and Shap Abbey (in Shap). There's much more to do: do a tasting at High Cup Wines, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Durham Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Durham online road trip planner .

You can take a train from York to Durham in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Durham sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Embleton Bay, Brough Castle, Shap Abbey, High Cup Wines, St. Mary's Church
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Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Shap Abbey ©
Shap Abbey

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as Stonehenge and Castle Combe Village are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), St. Andrew's Church (in Castle Combe) and Chipping Sodbury Golf Club (in Chipping Sodbury). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and take in panoramic vistas at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Durham to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Castle Combe, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Stonehenge, Bournemouth Beach, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. St Oswald's Church and Hailes Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cirencester: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes) and Belas Knap (in Winchcombe). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sibling Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stroud Brewery, wander the streets of Montpellier District, and play a few rounds at Cotswold Edge Golf Club.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip planner .

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Golf Outdoors Breweries

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Cheltenham, St Oswald's Church, Sibling Distillery, Cotswold Edge Golf Club
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Oswald's Church ©
St Oswald's Church
Belas Knap ©
Belas Knap

6
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Soho.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip site .

You can drive from Cirencester to London in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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