31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation builder

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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, &more), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Wordsworth Daffodil Garden). There's lots more to do: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, get great views at Orrest Head, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windermere online tour planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Windermere is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Cockermouth

— 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, admire the natural beauty at Memorial Gardens, sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, and get interesting insight from Lakeland Mountain Guides.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In March in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Step out of Durham to go to Hexham and see Allout Adventures, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture, steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, stroll through Durham Heritage Coast, and take in the architecture and design of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durham tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Durham takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durham when traveling from Cockermouth in March, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

York

— 4 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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton), Mam Tor (in Hope) and Stanage Edge (in Hathersage). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the York online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in York, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland.

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Drive from York to Bourton-on-the-Water in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 21:

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Tewkesbury (Old Baptist Chapel & Tewkesbury Abbey), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, make a trip to Glastonbury Tor, and steep yourself in history at Chalice Well.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:

London

— 6 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London day trip website.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.