40 days in England Itinerary

40 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Windsor
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Amesbury
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Glastonbury
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Portinscale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Durham
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
6
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
London
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 30 min
End: Windsor

1
day
Amesbury

Amesbury ©
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Old Sarum, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amesbury vacation builder app.

Windsor, Canada to Amesbury is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Windsor to Amesbury due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windsor in September, with highs in Amesbury at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salisbury
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Old Sarum
Old Sarum

4
nights
Glastonbury

Glastonbury ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and American Museum & Gardens. Explore Glastonbury's surroundings by going to Bath (Bath Abbey, 44AD artspace, &more) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glastonbury trip app.

Traveling by car from Amesbury to Glastonbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Wells, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Michael's Mount and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Crantock Beach and stroll through Perranporth Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St Ives trip planner.

Getting from Glastonbury to St Ives by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Godrevy Beach, Crantock Beach, St. Michael's Mount, St Just-in-Roseland Church
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St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden ©

4
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Castle Crag. Change things up with these side-trips from Portinscale: Windermere (Michael Coates Clay Shooting & Orrest Head), Townend (in Troutbeck) and Loughrigg Fell (in Ambleside). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, trek along Bowfell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's in the Vale, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portinscale road trip planner.

You can drive from St Ives to Portinscale in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Portinscale can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Grasmere, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
St John's in the Vale ©
St John's in the Vale
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

5
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham Cathedral and Beamish Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Victoria Tunnel (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ushaw College, take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Durham Climbing Centre.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Durham online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Durham takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Victoria Tunnel, Beamish Museum, World War One Soldier Sculpture, Alnwick Castle
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, go for a walk through York City Walls, and examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the York road trip site.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

6
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Corinium Museum and Chavenage House. Venture out of the city with trips to Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Old Baptist Chapel), Church of St Peter & St Paul (in Northleach) and Gloucester (Jet Age Museum & Gloucester Cathedral). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, don't miss a visit to Guy's Cliffe, and admire the landmark architecture of Holy Trinity Church.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Warwick, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Chavenage House, Hidcote Manor Garden
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

8
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 a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our London day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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