3 days in West Midlands & Cotswolds Itinerary

3 days in West Midlands & Cotswolds Itinerary

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3 days in West Midlands & Cotswolds Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  1 h 30 min
1
Birmingham
— 1 day
Train:  1 h
2
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: London

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Matrix Virtual Reality.

Before you visit Birmingham, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London to Birmingham is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Gloucester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Birmingham Back to Backs ©
Birmingham Back to Backs
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery ©
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, then examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, and finally fly down the slopes at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gloucester online trip planner.

You can take a train from Birmingham to Gloucester in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Gloucester

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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SimAir737
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Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre ©
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

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Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get your game on at Cotswold Archery, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, stroll the grounds of Bourton On The Water Cemetery, then make a trip to The Model Village, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water online tour planner.

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a short distance from Gloucester. In February, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cotswold Archery, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

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