34 days in England Itinerary

34 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h
1
London
— 21 nights
Train:  2 h
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Chicago

21
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 out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cambridgeshire Wine School (in Cambridge), Windsor Castle (in Windsor) and Dover Castle (in Dover). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in December, with highs in London at 50°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cambridgeshire Wine School, Windsor Castle, Dover Castle, Winchester Cathedral
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In January, daytime highs in York are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, stop by Old Bank House Chocolate, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater. On the next day, hike along Alpacaly Ever After, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally get great views at Orrest Head.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ambleside trip app.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Derwentwater, Alpacaly Ever After
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes).

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Slimbridge, The Cotswold Range, Selsley Common, St. Mary's Church, Chavenage House
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, then stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally explore the ancient world of Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bath online holiday planner.

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village, Malmesbury Market Cross, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

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