9 days in England Itinerary

9 days in England Itinerary

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9 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
2
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
End: London

2
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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
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Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Angle Tarn, then admire the sheer force of Scale Force, then trek along Alpacaly Ever After, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Jack"s Rake, then take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grasmere attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from London to Grasmere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Langdale, Derwentwater, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn, Scale Force
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

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Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get your game on at VR-Here, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos, then hit the slopes at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, and finally make a trip to Stroudwater Navigation.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bristol trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Bristol in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath, Lady’s Wood Shooting School, St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos, Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, Stroudwater Navigation
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Lady’s Wood Shooting School ©
Lady’s Wood Shooting School
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bournemouth road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bristol to Bournemouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Monkey World, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Beach
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Room Escape Games

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