17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Stansted Mountfitchet
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Grasmere
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 45​min
6
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Bologna

2
nights
Stansted Mountfitchet

Stansted Mountfitchet ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Wimpole Estate, brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, then learn about winemaking at Chilford Hall Vineyard, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Saffron Walden Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Mountfitchet Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Imperial Bird of Prey Academy and then view the masterpieces at Henry Moore Foundation.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stansted Mountfitchet online road trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Stansted Mountfitchet is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Stansted Mountfitchet is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bologna in August, things will get little chillier in Stansted Mountfitchet: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Stansted Mountfitchet

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Chilford Hall Vineyard, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, IWM Duxford, Wimpole Estate, Henry Moore Foundation
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Imperial Bird of Prey Academy ©
Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Henry Moore Foundation ©
Henry Moore Foundation

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Stonehenge and The Roman Baths are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Bournemouth Beach and Somerset Crafts. Venture out of the city with trips to The Tank Museum (in Bovington), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Longleat (in Warminster). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, get a taste of the local shopping with 44AD artspace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath visit planning site .

Getting from Stansted Mountfitchet to Bath by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Somerset Crafts, Longleat, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral, Bournemouth Beach
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Visit Sudeley Castle and Church of St Peter & St Paul for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Corinium Museum and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop (in Longborough) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's much more to do: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, identify plant and animal life at Westonbirt Arboretum, and admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cirencester tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bakewell.

Things to do in Cirencester

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sudeley Castle, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Arlington Row
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

1
night
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Holy Trinity Parish Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Thornbridge Hall Gardens, then examine the collection at Bakewell Old House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bakewell itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bakewell takes 3 hours. In August in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Holy Trinity Parish Church ©
Holy Trinity Parish Church
Bakewell Old House Museum ©
Bakewell Old House Museum

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Dove Cottage and Derwent Pencil Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Castlerigg Stone Circle and St. Oswald's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasmere: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, shop like a local with Heaton Cooper Studio, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grasmere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Grasmere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, The Lakes Distillery
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Westminster Abbey and Victoria and Albert Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Hampstead. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London vacation maker site .

Traveling by train from Grasmere to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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