40 days in England Itinerary

40 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  27 h
1
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Grasmere
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Gloucester
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bath
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
London
— 10 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: St Anne's Hospital (in Appleby-in-Westmorland), Kirkby Stephen (Platform 3 Play & Stainmore Railway Company) and Appleby Brewery (in Penrith). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and head outdoors with Greystoke Outdoor Pool.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the York sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to York is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in York: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirkby Stephen, Greystoke Outdoor Pool, St Anne's Hospital, Riverside Golf Club, St Lawrences Church
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens
York Minster ©
York Minster

7
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get out of town with these interesting Grasmere side-trips: Buttermere (Buttermere Lake & St James’ Church), Cockermouth (Lanthwaite Wood, Cockermouth History Wall, &more) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lake Grasmere, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Grasmere travel itinerary planner.

Drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Coniston, Lake District, Scafell Pike Mountain
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

7
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Wotton-under-Edge (Walks around Wotton-under-Edge & St. James Church), St. Mary's Church (in Berkeley) and Tetbury (Chavenage House, St Saviour's Church, &more).

Plan my day in Gloucester using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Gloucester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tetbury, Stroud, Wotton-under-Edge, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, St. Mary's Church
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks, Cleeve Hill, &more), Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company, Greystones Farm, &more) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester, Victoria Pleasure Gardens
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

10
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our London driving holiday site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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