12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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12 days in England Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Newbury
— 2 nights
3
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Abingdon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Oxford
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heathrow Travel Information Centre. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Polesden Lacey, steep yourself in history at Runnymede Air Forces Memorial, then get answers to all your questions at Heathrow Travel Information Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Osterley Park and House - National Trust. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, then steep yourself in history at Quebec House, and then contemplate the long history of Charles Darwin Down House.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip site .

Traveling by car from Abingdon to London takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Polesden Lacey, Osterley Park and House - National Trust, Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, Charles Darwin Down House, Quebec House
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
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Polesden Lacey ©
Polesden Lacey
Charles Darwin Down House ©
Charles Darwin Down House
Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker ©

2
nights
Newbury

Newbury ©
Newbury is a historic market town and the principal town in the west of Berkshire, England and has its own civil parish (led by a town council) as well as the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire. You've now added Highclere Castle to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Sandham Memorial Chapel, step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at UK Wolf Conservation Trust, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of The Assumption Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicolas Church. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Army Flying Museum, explore and take pictures at Thruxton Motorsport Centre, and then get engrossed in the history at Crofton Beam Engines.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newbury online day trip planner .

Take a train from London to Newbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Newbury

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Crofton Beam Engines, Thruxton Motorsport Centre, UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Army Flying Museum, Our Lady of The Assumption Church
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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UK Wolf Conservation Trust ©
UK Wolf Conservation Trust
Sandham Memorial Chapel ©
Sandham Memorial Chapel
Crofton Beam Engines ©
Crofton Beam Engines

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Newbridge Farm Park, then examine the collection at Greyfriars' House and Garden, then contemplate the long history of The Guildhall Worcester, and finally make a trip to Church Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Herefordshire Beacon, then get engrossed in the history at Tudor House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pershore Abbey, and finally get your bearings at Almonry Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Newbury to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Newbury in May, Cheltenham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Abingdon.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Worcester, Ledbury, Almonry Museum, Pershore Abbey, Herefordshire Beacon
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Greyfriars' House and Garden ©
Greyfriars' House and Garden
The Guildhall Worcester ©
The Guildhall Worcester
Herefordshire Beacon ©
Herefordshire Beacon

1
night
Abingdon

Abingdon ©
Abingdon, also known as Abingdon on Thames or Abingdon-on-Thames, is a market town and civil parish in England. On the 2nd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Abbey Gardens, take an unorthodox tour of Uffington Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wayland's Smithy, and finally steep yourself in history at National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Dorchester Abbey, then look for all kinds of wild species at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Vale & Downland Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Segsbury Camp.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Abingdon trip builder app .

You can drive from Cheltenham to Abingdon in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cheltenham in June since evenings lows in Abingdon dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Abingdon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wantage, Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Uffington Castle, Dorchester Abbey, Wayland's Smithy
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
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National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn ©
Dorchester Abbey ©
Dorchester Abbey
Wayland's Smithy ©
Wayland's Smithy

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): trek along Thames Path National Trail, then examine the collection at The Witney Blanket Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's C Of E Church, and finally explore and take pictures at Wadham College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at OnTarget - Indoor Air Rifle Range, then examine the collection at Oxford Bus Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, and finally steep yourself in history at The Church of St Mary the Virgin.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oxford online road trip planner .

Oxford is just a stone's throw from Abingdon. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Witney, St. Martin's Church, The Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary's C Of E Church, OnTarget - Indoor Air Rifle Range
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Exeter College ©
Exeter College
St. Martin's Church ©
St. Martin's Church
St Mary's C Of E Church ©
St Mary's C Of E Church

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