36 days in South West England Itinerary

36 days in South West England Itinerary

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36 days in South West England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Train:  11 h 45 min
1
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stroud
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Shipston on Stour
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Amesbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Tetbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
10
Winchcombe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
Falmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Wareham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Lechlade
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
14
Tewkesbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
15
Stow-on-the-Wold
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
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: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Wilton House (in Wilton). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, sample the fine beverages at Bath Botanical Gin Distillery, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Simon Jackson Antiques & Interiors.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Bath is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Bath is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Stroud.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Shambles Market, Wilton House, Castle Combe Village, Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

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nights
Stroud

Stroud ©
Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Stroud Town Clock, look for gifts at Stroud Farmers' Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thames and Severn Canal, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rodborough Common.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stroud day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bath to Stroud in an hour. You'll set off for Gloucester on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Stroud

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Rodborough Common ©
Rodborough Common
Stroud Farmers' Market ©
Stroud Farmers' Market
Thames and Severn Canal ©
Thames and Severn Canal

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nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. You've now added Fab and Faded Antiques Centre to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), browse for treasures at Fab and Faded Antiques Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get outside with The Cotswold Range and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester trip planner.

Gloucester is very close to Stroud. In April, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Gloucester

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Cotswold Range, The Severn Ham
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
The Severn Ham ©
The Severn Ham

4
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. You've now added Cotswold Farm Park to your itinerary. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Cleeve Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster, look for gifts at Blue, and sample the fine beverages at Brennen & Brown.

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Cheltenham is just a short distance from Gloucester. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Outdoors Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cotswold Way, Crickley Hill
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Cleeve Hill ©
Cleeve Hill
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

3
nights
Shipston on Stour

Shipston on Stour ©
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 19th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery. On the next day, look for gifts at Whichford Pottery and then see the interesting displays at British Motor Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shipston on Stour online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Shipston on Stour takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hook Norton Brewery, British Motor Museum, Hidcote Manor Garden
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden
Whichford Pottery ©
Whichford Pottery

3
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. You've now added Batsford Arboretum to your itinerary. Step out of Moreton-in-Marsh with an excursion to Langford Lakes Nature Reserve in Steeple Langford--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum and make a trip to The Moreton Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh itinerary planning website.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a short distance from Shipston on Stour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amesbury.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Langford Lakes Nature Reserve
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Batsford Arboretum ©
Batsford Arboretum
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
The Model Village ©
The Model Village

2
nights
Amesbury

Amesbury ©
Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amesbury sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Amesbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cholderton Charlie's Farm, Figsbury Ring, Woodhenge
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Woodhenge ©
Woodhenge
Figsbury Ring ©
Figsbury Ring
Cholderton Charlie's Farm ©
Cholderton Charlie's Farm

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Simply Crystals as well as Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market and then stop by Simply Crystals. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Chedworth Roman Villa, then admire the natural beauty at Bibury Trout Farm, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cirencester online holiday planner .

Getting from Amesbury to Cirencester by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tetbury.

Things to do in Cirencester

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bibury, Chedworth Roman Villa
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Simply Crystals ©
Simply Crystals
Arlington Row ©
Arlington Row
Bibury Trout Farm ©
Bibury Trout Farm

1
night
Tetbury

Tetbury ©
Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hookshouse Pottery. On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross and then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Hookshouse Pottery and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tetbury trip itinerary planning site .

Tetbury is just a stone's throw from Cirencester. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Winchcombe.

Things to do in Tetbury

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Malmesbury Market Cross
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Hookshouse Pottery ©
Hookshouse Pottery
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove ©
The Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Malmesbury Market Cross ©
Malmesbury Market Cross

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nights
Winchcombe

Winchcombe ©
Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. You've now added Winchcombe Antiques Centre to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, browse for treasures at Winchcombe Antiques Centre, and then take a stroll around The Regal Cinema. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center and then contemplate the long history of Belas Knap.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Winchcombe road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tetbury to Winchcombe takes an hour. April in Winchcombe sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Falmouth.

Things to do in Winchcombe

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Regal Cinema, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Winchcombe Antiques Centre ©
Winchcombe Antiques Centre

1
night
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gyllyngvase Beach.

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Traveling by car from Winchcombe to Falmouth takes 4 hours. Traveling from Winchcombe in May, expect nights in Falmouth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Wareham.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gyllyngvase Beach ©
Gyllyngvase Beach

3
nights
Wareham

Wareham ©
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and then explore the ancient world of Wareham Saxon Wall Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Wareham trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Falmouth to Wareham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Wareham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lechlade.

Things to do in Wareham

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, Corfe Castle, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

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night
Lechlade

Lechlade ©
Lechlade, or Lechlade-on-Thames, is a town at the southern edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England. Cotswold Woollen Weavers has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Cotswold Woollen Weavers and then take in the views from Halfpenny Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lechlade route maker site .

Traveling by car from Wareham to Lechlade takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Lechlade

Shopping
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Cotswold Woollen Weavers ©
Cotswold Woollen Weavers
Halfpenny Bridge ©
Halfpenny Bridge

1
night
Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury ©
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. You've now added Malt House Emporium to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): browse for treasures at Malt House Emporium and then identify plant and animal life at Malvern Hills.

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You can drive from Lechlade to Tewkesbury in an hour. Traveling from Lechlade in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Tewkesbury. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Malvern Hills
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Malvern Hills ©
Malvern Hills
Malt House Emporium ©
Malt House Emporium

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nights
Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold ©
Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. You've now added The Baobab Tree to your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum and don't miss a visit to The Model Village.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stow-on-the-Wold journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Tewkesbury to Stow-on-the-Wold takes an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tewkesbury in May since evenings lows in Stow-on-the-Wold dip to 8°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Stow-on-the-Wold

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bourton-on-the-Water
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Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
The Model Village ©
The Model Village
The Baobab Tree ©
The Baobab Tree