15 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and finally stop by The Speaking Tree Bookshop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bath road trip tool.

Richmond, USA to Bath is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Richmond to Bath, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 2 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. On the 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Birdland, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkstone Brewery. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. May in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Step out of Ambleside to go to Portinscale and see Alpacaly Ever After, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and hike along Helvellyn.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Ambleside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to York.
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York — 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate), Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite) and National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, see the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.
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London — 4 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: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London travel route planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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