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When planning a trip to England, spend a few days in London
How Many Days to Spend in England

England is an endless pageant of stunning landscapes, quaint villages, and vibrant cities teeming with fascinating historical and cultural sites. Even in as few as four or five days, you can see many of its most famous sights. However, plan for a two-week or more extended visit, and you can take in several of the country's distinct regions and cultural activities.

London's beautiful Buckingham Palace
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5 Days in England - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

There's plenty to do on a five-day vacation to England—take a focused, one-destination trip or a faster-paced itinerary to four areas. From the city to the countryside, explore London, the Cotswolds, Bath, Liverpool, and the stunning Lake District to gain a deeper appreciation of English history, culture, and natural wonders. Whether you love learning about the royals, sipping high tea, going on a pub crawl, or scenic stand-up paddleboarding, there's a trip plan just for you.

Get yourself to iconic Westminster Abbey in London
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1 Week in England - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With one week in England, you can take a trip to up to four different destinations, split time between two or three, or even dedicate all of your travels to an adventure in one area, like the stunning Lake District. Or, travel to a mix of famed cities, including London and Manchester, and countryside destinations to explore Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, and Bath. There's plenty to discover, from literary itineraries to foodie and beer tours.

Take in a sunset over the city from the London Eye
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10 Days in England - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

In 10 days, you can experience the highlights of England while also embarking on off-the-beaten-path adventures. Travel from the southern coast to the glassy lakes of the far north, and in between, head off on countryside hikes and visit ancient Roman ruins. And if walking tours of historic cities like London and Oxford still leave you wanting more, then add a jaunt to Paris into the mix.

Admire the east London skyline on a 2-week trip to England
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2 Weeks in England - 3 Unique Itinerary Ideas

A two-week trip to England transports you back in time, putting you in touch with the country's rich history and culture. With 14 days to explore, you can travel at a quicker pace to approximately six destinations—like London, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and the Lake District. Or, you can move slower to visit fewer places and spend more quality time in cities like Liverpool and Manchester. Plus, thanks to their proximity, you can cross into Wales or France if you'd like to make the most out of your Eurotrip.