16 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

16 days in England & Dumfries Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
London
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Shrewsbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Dumfries
— 1 night
Train:  5 h
7
London
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h
End: Ottawa

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Cyr Vintage as well as Big Ben. For shopping fun, head to Camden Market or Harrods. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and Natural History Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London online trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to London is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in March, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 3°C. You'll set off for Bath on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
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 21st (Tue): make a trip to Stonehenge and then shop like a local with Pulteney Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bath holiday maker tool.

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shrewsbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Pulteney Bridge ©
Pulteney Bridge

2
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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury ©
Shrewsbury ) is the county town of Shropshire, England. On the 22nd (Wed), take in the views from Llangollen Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Merrythought Teddy Bear Shop, take an in-depth tour of Blists Hill Victorian Town, and then contemplate the long history of Erddig.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Shrewsbury vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bath to Shrewsbury in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Shrewsbury can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to York.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wrexham, Telford, Llangollen Bridge
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St Giles Parish Church ©
St Giles Parish Church
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Erddig ©
Erddig

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and York Cold War Bunker. National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of York to go to Ripon and see Fountains Abbey, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through York Shambles, stop by The Imaginarium, get a sense of history and politics at Guildhall, and contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the York sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Shrewsbury to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fountains Abbey
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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Keswick online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from York to Keswick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Keswick can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will leave for Dumfries on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Keswick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tarn Hows
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Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place

1
night
Dumfries

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
You've added MacLellan's Castle, Dumfries Museum, Sweetheart Abbey, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Morton Castle, contemplate the long history of Old Bridge House Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Sweetheart Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of MacLellan's Castle and then get engrossed in the history at Dumfries Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dumfries trip app.

Drive from Keswick to Dumfries in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Dumfries

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sweetheart Abbey, MacLellan's Castle
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Morton Castle ©
Morton Castle
Dumfries Museum ©
Dumfries Museum
Sweetheart Abbey ©
Sweetheart Abbey

1
night
London

London
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Dumfries to London in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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