12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bath
— 3 nights
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London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip builder app.

Vienna, Austria to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Vienna to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

York

— 1 night

City of Festivals

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 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our York journey planner.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Cockermouth

— 2 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. On the 1st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpacaly Ever After, get great views at Alpacaly Ever After, and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip itinerary website.

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 2 nights
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 3rd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, get a dose of the wild on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, and then admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip tool.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Moreton-in-Marsh in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip builder tool.

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.