12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 3 nights
Train
2
Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Telford
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive
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York
— 1 night
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London — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Covent Garden and Harrods. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, London is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy, then sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours, then look for gifts at Gustamps, and finally take a stroll through The Lanes.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 3 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. Get a sense of the local culture at Hatton Country World and Woodchester Valley Vineyard. Shop till you drop at Domestic Science and Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey) and Little Oak Vineyard (in Chipping Campden). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Experience the Cotswolds Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkstone Brewery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cheltenham online holiday planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Cheltenham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. December in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Telford.
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Telford — 1 night

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Moonshine & Fuggles, then look for gifts at Ironbridge Candle Company, and then take an in-depth tour of Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Telford day trip app.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Telford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cheltenham in December, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Telford. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and then explore the galleries of White Peakhouse Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bakewell trip planner.

Getting from Telford to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to York.
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York — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, and finally look for gifts at The Yorkshire Soap Company.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read York route planner.

Drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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