28 days in England Itinerary

28 days in England Itinerary

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28 days in England Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ambleside
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Gloucester
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bath
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Seattle

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Castle) and Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, have some family-friendly fun at Yorkshire Activity Centre, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read York attractions planner.

Seattle, USA to York is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to York due to the time zone difference. In February, York is slightly colder than Seattle - with highs of 45°F and lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Durham
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

6
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere), Appleby-in-Westmorland (Rutter Force & St Anne's Hospital) and Smardale Gill Nature Reserve (in Kirkby Stephen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and hike along Alpacaly Ever After.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip planner.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Windermere, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kendal, Penrith, Grasmere
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Smardale Gill Nature Reserve ©
Smardale Gill Nature Reserve

6
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Wotton-under-Edge (Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, Fifi's Fancy Furniture, &more), Berkeley (St. Mary's Church & Purton Ships Graveyard) and Tetbury (Hookshouse Pottery, Beverston Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Thames and Severn Canal, admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Gallery Pangolin.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gloucester road trip planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stroud, Wotton-under-Edge, Tetbury, Berkeley, Cirencester Abbey Grounds
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Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre ©
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Walks around Wotton-under-Edge ©
Walks around Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire Archives ©
Gloucestershire Archives

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
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: Old Baptist Chapel (in Tewkesbury), Cheltenham (SimAir737, Wishing Fish Clock, &more) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Greystones Farm & The Cotswold Brewing Company). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, get outside with WMSki, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, and see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bath tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds Distillery, Lady’s Wood Shooting School, Cotswold Archery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in London sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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