31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route planner
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London
— 6 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
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Warwick
— 2 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
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London — 6 nights

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, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect London to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brighton and Hove.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Brighton and Hove — 3 nights

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sussex High Weald Dairy (in Horsted Keynes), Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne) and Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill). There's still lots to do: stop by Gustamps, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Sussex Falconry, shop like a local with The Lanes, and relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brighton and Hove trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.
Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol) and Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, tour the pleasant surroundings at West of England Falconry, and contemplate the long history of Bath Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath visit planning app.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to Bath by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Cheltenham.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Cheltenham — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens). There's lots more to do: stroll through Walks With Hawks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Gallery Pangolin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Warwick.
Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Warwick — 2 nights

On the 19th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, then try to win big at Warwick Racecourse, and then wander the streets of Hatton Country World. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, stroll around Charlecote Park, and then don't miss a visit to Smith Street.

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Drive from Cheltenham to Warwick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Warwick can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to York.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

York — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Warwick to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in York sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Cockermouth.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Cockermouth — 2 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpacaly Ever After and then step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth day trip site.

Traveling by car from York to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Durham.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Durham — 4 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, deepen your understanding at Hall Hill Farm, admire the natural beauty at Durham University Botanic Garden, and center your mind and body at Spa at Ramside.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Durham route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Durham takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to home.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.