47 days in England & Greece Itinerary

47 days in England & Greece Itinerary

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Durham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Winchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 4 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Vale Royal Falconry Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally go for a walk through Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

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Manchester to Liverpool is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Windermere, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Easedale Tarn). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, get interesting insight from Lake District Sheepdog Experience, view the masterpieces at The Fitzwilliam Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Windermere online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Cockermouth, United Kingdom

— 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cockermouth are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

Durham, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough) and Allout Adventures (in Hexham). There's much more to do: make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, stop by Fury Events, and pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Durham vacation site.

Getting from Cockermouth to Durham by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Durham are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:

York, United Kingdom

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Mam Tor (in Hope), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in York can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:

Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

— 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, and see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water online trip builder.

Traveling by car from York to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In February in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Bath, United Kingdom

— 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: Glastonbury (Wyrdraven, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, &more), Hillside Brewery (in Longhope) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Yarak Bird of Prey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath travel route planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:

Winchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winchester: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (in Salisbury) and Welford Park (in Newbury). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at Hampshire Wine School, take in nature's colorful creations at Abbey Gardens, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Winchester trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Winchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

London, United Kingdom

— 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, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Winchester to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brighton and Hove side-trips: Gatwick Aviation Museum (in Charlwood), Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne) and Rye Waterworks MIcropub (in Rye). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at The Therapy Shop, sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours, stop by Gustamps, and identify plant and animal life at East Sussex Falconry.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove attractions planner.

Getting from London to Brighton and Hove by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Athens.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Athens, Greece

— 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brighton and Hove to Athens in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brighton and Hove to Athens. Traveling from Brighton and Hove in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:

Thessaloniki, Greece

— 4 nights

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thessaloniki: Fort Roupel (in Sidirokastro), Serres Racing Circuit (in Serres) and Ktima Gerovassiliou (in Epanomi). There's much more to do: make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thessaloniki road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Thessaloniki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in March, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

England travel guide

4.4
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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.