17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Shipston on Stour
— 2 nights
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Chester
— 3 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Cambridge
— 1 night
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London — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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've added Covent Garden, National Gallery, Westminster, and other attractions to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Regent Street and Fortnum & Mason. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read London tour itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to London. In December, London is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bath.
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Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Bath — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your list of things to see and do now includes St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bath Abbey, Brunel's SS Great Britain, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then savor the flavors at Bath Street Food Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Milsom Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Bath Street. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then admire the striking features of John Wesley's New Room, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bath online visit planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shipston on Stour.
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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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market, The Market Cross, Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Cotswolds Distillery and Rollright Stones. Get some historical perspective at St Mary's Church and St. Edward's Church. When in Shipston on Stour, make a side trip to see Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote in Minster Lovell, approximately Minster Lovell away. The adventure continues: make a trip to High Street Broadway and view the masterpieces at The Gallery at The Guild.

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Drive from Bath to Shipston on Stour in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chester.
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Chester — 3 nights

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, then steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Guildhall, then step into the grandiose world of Gwrych Castle, and finally take in the views from Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary & All Saints, look for all kinds of wild species at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist's Church, view the masterpieces at The Watergate Street Gallery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Antiques Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chester trip website.

You can drive from Shipston on Stour to Chester in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.
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York — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 15th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Fairfax House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, York UK, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ripon Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through York Shambles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then explore the galleries of Barley Hall, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the York day trip planning app.

You can drive from Chester to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 17th (Sat), stop by Fudge Kitchen, contemplate the long history of St. John's College, and then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cambridge trip planning site.

Traveling by car from York to Cambridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
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.
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