16 days in Tintern & Cotswolds Itinerary

16 days in Tintern & Cotswolds Itinerary

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Fly to Bristol Airport, Drive to Tintern
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Tintern
— 1 day
Drive
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Tetbury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tewkesbury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winchcombe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burford
— 2 nights
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Vancouver International Airport

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Tintern

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tintern Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, contemplate the long history of St Michael's Church, then get engrossed in the history at USK Rural Life Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Usk Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tintern road trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Tintern is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. September in Tintern sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tetbury.

Things to do in Tintern

Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Tetbury

— 2 nights
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tetburys Sweets and Treats as well as Highgrove Shop Tetbury. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Tetburys Sweets and Treats, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Saviour's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary The Virgin Church, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, then stop by Highgrove Shop Tetbury, and finally step into the grandiose world of Beverston Castle. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, then admire the landmark architecture of Lacock Abbey, and then get engrossed in the history at Tetbury Police Museum & Courtroom.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tetbury vacation planner.

You can drive from Tintern to Tetbury in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Tetbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Cirencester

— 2 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along River Coln, steep yourself in history at Chedworth Roman Villa, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St John Baptist. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cirencester trip itinerary app.

Cirencester is very close to Tetbury. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Tewkesbury

— 2 nights
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Baptist Chapel, see the interesting displays at John Moore Museum, then see the interesting displays at Tewkesbury Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey, and finally view the masterpieces at Showborough House Sculpture Garden.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tewkesbury trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Tewkesbury takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Tewkesbury are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Winchcombe.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Winchcombe

— 2 nights
Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowshill Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Belas Knap and then contemplate the long history of Coughton Court.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Winchcombe day trip site.

Winchcombe is just a stone's throw from Tewkesbury. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Winchcombe

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 nights
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. On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bourton On The Water Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St. Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Model Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrence's Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Chastleton House and Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bourton-on-the-Water trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a stone's throw from Winchcombe. Traveling from Winchcombe in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Bourton-on-the-Water. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Shipston on Stour

— 2 nights
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Whichford Pottery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then examine the collection at British Motor Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Eadburgha’s Church.

Start your trip to Shipston on Stour by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Shipston on Stour is just a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Burford.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Burford

— 2 nights
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church, then see the interesting displays at The Witney Blanket Hall, then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James the Great. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Combe Mill, see the interesting displays at Oxford Bus Museum, then explore the world behind art at Kelmscott Manor, and finally contemplate the long history of St John the Baptist.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Burford holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Shipston on Stour to Burford takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burford

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.