13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Colombo

2
nights
York

York ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of York City Walls, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York, then wander the streets of York Shambles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and finally appreciate the history behind Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our York road trip site.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to York is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to York is minus 5.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in November, with highs in York at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Brew York ©
Brew York

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. On the 21st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and finally see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, then contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, and then don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grasmere online vacation maker.

You can drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Helvellyn
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
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: Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, steep yourself in history at St Nicholas Church, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrence's Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cheltenham, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bath, Cotswolds Distillery, St Mary de Lode Church
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

5
nights
London

London ©
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, walk around Hyde Park, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read London travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in London, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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