2 Weeks in England: Our Recommendations

From touring the bustling capital of London to intriguing towns like York and Durham and the breathtakingly gorgeous landscapes of the Lake District, there is nowhere quite like England. This country is home to some of the world's top museums, ancient cathedrals, and a vibrant nightlife mingled with live music. By spending around two weeks in England, you can not just tick off the country’s main attractions, like Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, and Windsor Castle, but also soak up some of its lesser-known sights.

Whether you are seeking a countryside escape or a multi-cultural metropolitan experience comprising of history, gastronomy, theater, and more, you will not find a better location than England. Below are our recommendations for a two-week itinerary in England that lasts a little more than 14 days. Check them out for inspiration.

15 DAYS IN ENGLAND: UNVEIL THE WONDERS OF BRITISH ISLES

Big Ben during sunset in London
Explore the bustling areas of London and immerse yourself in the metropolitan city
Day 1 Arrive in London and check into your hotel in the city
Day 2 Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon, explore the medieval York
Day 3 Visit Durham’s Romanesque cathedral, see Hadrian's Wall & head for Edinburgh
Day 4 Discover Edinburgh Castle during a guided tour & see the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Day 5 Continue to Saint Andrews & make your way to tour Inverness
Day 6 Travel along the fabled Loch Ness & visit the beautiful Glencoe
Day 7 Discover the Lake City & continue to Chester
Day 8 Step back into the days of the Romans in Chester
Day 9 Discover Dublin & go on guided tour to Guinness Storehouse
Day 10 Visit National Stud and soak up the beauty of Japanese Gardens
Day 11 Enjoy a delightful trip around the towering cliffs of Ring of Kerry
Day 12 Visit Blarney and Stone of Eloquence & continue to the historic city of Waterford
Day 13 Enjoy a ferryboat ride across the Irish Sea & drive to explore Cardiff
Day 14 See the Roman Baths & unravel the mystery of Stonehenge
Day 15 Say goodbye to London

This 15-day itinerary takes you through a multitude of splendid destinations in the British Isles. Arrive in London and continue your journey to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. See the ancient Hadrian's Wall before you go on a city tour of Edinburgh, home to numerous castles and forts. Make a stop in Saint Andrews as you proceed to Inverness. Cruise through the iconic Loch Lomond and check out the majestic Conwy Castle as you drive to Wales. Next, sail to Dublin and tour its well-renowned landmarks. Explore the fabled grounds of the National Stud along with an equine expert and visit Guinness Storehouse. Ride a ferryboat through the Irish sea and drive to Cardiff. Complete your adventure with a visit to the Roman Baths and ponder over the mysteries of Stonehenge before it is time to head back home. This adventure comes to an end in London. See tour.

15 DAYS IN ENGLAND: A FASCINATING ADVENTURE TOUR IN THE BRITISH ISLES

A serene lake of Buttermere surrounded by green hill in Lake District
Travel to England's Lake District to enjoy basking the peace when you gaze at the beautiful lakes
Day 1 Fly to London
Day 2 Meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in London
Day 3 See Big Ben and Buckingham Palace during a morning tour
Day 4 Marvel at Stonehenge and see elaborate Roman Baths en route to Cardiff
Day 5 Wander through Cardiff’s Victorian shopping arcades & set sail for Ireland
Day 6 Explore the rich history of Waterford and proceed to Blarney Castle
Day 7 Visit Killarney National Park & stroll along the Ring of Kerry
Day 8 Gaze at the beauty of Rock of Cashel & relish authentic Irish cuisine in Dublin
Day 9 Discover the highlights of Dublin during a guided tour
Day 10 Stop to see Caernarfon Castle & ride a ferryboat to Wales
Day 11 Venture into the scenic Lake District & enjoy authentic Scottish fare in Edinburgh
Day 12 Enjoy city tour of Edinburgh, visit Holyroodhouse Palace & Edinburgh Castle
Day 13 Stop to admire Hadrian's Wall en route to the ancient city of York
Day 14 Step back in time in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace
Day 15 Travel home with memories of Britain & Ireland

Cover a plethora of iconic landmarks in the British Isles during your two weeks in England with this trip. Start out by exploring the celebrated city of London. Continue your trip to the mysterious Stonehenge and explore the remains of the Roman Baths. Take a walk through the Victorian arcades in Cardiff before you sail to Ireland. Learn more about the vibrant history of Waterford and soak up the wonders of Killarney National Park. Indulge in a city tour in Dublin and take a ferryboat ride to Wales. Then take in the sights and sounds of the capital of Scotland before continuing your trip to Hadrian's Wall and the historic city of York. Conclude your journey with a visit to Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, where you will visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage. See tour.

Spending two weeks on your trip to England leaves you with a bevy of opportunities to delve into the country’s vibrant culture while also indulging in a myriad of adventures in the British Isles. If you would like to organize a similar trip or design a custom itinerary, please contact our travel experts in England

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