60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Bakewell
— 7 nights
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Cheltenham
— 7 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Salisbury
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 6 nights
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London
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Liverpool — 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ruby Sky Nightclub. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quirky Quarter and Manchester Gin Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Ironbridge (Moonshine & Fuggles, Ironbridge Gorge Museums, &more), Ironbridge Candle Company (in Jackfield) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, and bet on your favorite at Land Rover Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool day trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Liverpool, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:

Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bridge House and Bardsea Alpacas and Llamas. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Barrow-in-Furness (South Walney Nature Reserve & Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall), Rydal Cave (in Rydal) and Conishead Priory (in Ulverston). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake District Falconry, admire the striking features of Kendal Parish Church, take in panoramic vistas at Finsthwaite Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Wilfrid's Church.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Windermere holiday site.

You can drive from Liverpool to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.
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Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Cockermouth — 6 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitchen Coos & Ewes and Lanercost Priory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Carlisle (Scaleby Hill Vintage motor bike museum & Carlisle Golf Club), Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh - Hadrian's Wall (in Humshaugh) and Chestnut House (in Pooley Bridge). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and get outside with Lakeland Mountain Guides.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip planning site.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

York — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland and Museum of Victorian Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Leeds (Thornton's Arcade, Leeds Town Hall, &more), Room Escape Games (in Wakefield) and The Coldstones Cut (in Pateley Bridge). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church Beverley, stroll around Beverley Westwood, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shambles Market, and admire the landmark architecture of The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our York online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to York takes 2.5 hours. December in York sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

Bakewell — 7 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Step off the beaten path and head to Apedale Heritage Centre and Hall Leys Park. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to White Nancy (in Bollington), The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill (in Macclesfield) and Ambergate (White Peak Distillery & Great British Car Journey). There's much more to do: hike along Longshaw Estate, step into the grandiose world of Castleton Walk, admire the masterpieces at Bakewell Old House Museum, and tee off at The Chase Golf & Country Club.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bakewell vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from York to Bakewell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:

Cheltenham — 7 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cirencester Park and The Falconry Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Middle England Farm Alpacas (in Henley in Arden), The Guildhall Worcester (in Worcester) and Pershore Abbey (in Pershore). And it doesn't end there: walk around Cotswold Sculpture Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Brewery Quarter, explore the engaging exhibits at Silverstone Interactive Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Heart of the Shires Shopping Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bakewell to Cheltenham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. December in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 6:

Bath — 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West of England Falconry and Castle Combe Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Bristol (Bristol Cathedral, Cabot Tower, &more), Chepstow Castle (in Chepstow) and The Market Cross (in Castle Combe). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Bath Street, stroll around Royal Victoria Park, see the sky in a new way at Techniquest, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip website.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salisbury.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Salisbury — 3 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Explore hidden gems such as The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund and Forest Falconry. Venture out of the city with trips to St Catherine's Hill (in Winchester), Hall & Woodhouse Brewery (in Blandford Saint Mary) and Nature Discovery Centre (in Thatcham). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Salisbury Museum, admire the architecture and history at History Hunt - SALISBURY, look for all kinds of wild species at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salisbury online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Salisbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Salisbury sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 6 nights

London-by-the-Sea

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stanmer Park and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Brighton and Hove: Holy Trinity Church (in Bosham), Chichester (Boxgrove Priory & South Downs Planetarium) and Hawking About (in Arundel). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours, relax and rejuvenate at The Treatment Rooms, wander the streets of The High Street, and stop by Kemptown.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove day trip planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

London — 8 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. Step off the beaten path and head to Sir John Soane's Museum and Museum of London Docklands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban (in St. Albans), Cassiobury Park (in Watford) and Room Escape Games (in Kingston upon Thames). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Primrose Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Brands, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and explore the world behind art at Somerset House.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 21 — 29:

England travel guide

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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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