42 days in South West England Itinerary

42 days in South West England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South West England travel planner

Make it your trip
Shuttle to Venice, Fly to Bristol
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Bath
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 8 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 6 nights
Drive
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Plymouth
— 7 nights
Drive
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Weymouth
— 6 nights
Drive
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Salisbury
— 6 nights
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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Ljubljana, Shuttle to Trieste

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Bath

— 8 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chipping Sodbury Golf Club (in Chipping Sodbury), Wells (The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Ebbor Gorge, &more) and Glastonbury (Ham Wall Nature Reserve, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bath tour itinerary planning website.

Trieste, Italy to Bath is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Trieste to Bath is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 19:

Cheltenham

— 8 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to St Mary's Church (in Halford), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, and get outside with The Cotswold Range.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham online route planner.

Drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:

St Ives

— 6 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: South West Coast Path Walk- Mullion Cove to Lizard Point & Village (in Mullion), St Eval (Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps & Cornwall Zorbing Park) and The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at St Ives Harbour Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayle Towans Beach, and view the masterpieces at Salthouse Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St Ives online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Plymouth

— 7 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plymouth: Burrator Reservoir (in Yelverton), Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton) and Tavistock Town Hall (in Tavistock). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plymouth Synagogue, examine the collection at Bygones, admire the masterpieces at The Timehouse, and go for a walk through Hoe Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Plymouth travel route planner.

Drive from St Ives to Plymouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:

Weymouth

— 6 nights
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Weymouth: Seaton Labyrinth (in Seaton), Peak Hill Llamas (in Sidmouth) and Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Gladstones Family Jewellers, sample some tasty brews at Yomp and Chomp, pause for some photo ops at King's Statue, and don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Weymouth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Plymouth to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salisbury.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 15:

Salisbury

— 6 nights
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Change things up with these side-trips from Salisbury: DBW Clay (in Blandford Forum), Haynes International Motor Museum (in Sparkford) and Visit Hillbrush (in Mere). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, don't miss a visit to Old Sarum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ramsbury, and stop by Goodfayre.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Salisbury trip maker app.

Getting from Weymouth to Salisbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salisbury can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21: