15 days in England Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to York
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York — 3 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.
Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our York day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to York is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect York to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 5th (Sat), have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, push the limits with an extreme tour, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and finally examine the collection at The Puzzling Place. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ambleside online trip maker.

Drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 3 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Venture out of the city with trips to Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in South Cerney) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, make a trip to The Model Village, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, then look for gifts at Wyrdraven, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bath tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower of London, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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England travel guide

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.