Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Switzerland and Northern Italy
  2. 2 Itinerary Help!
  3. 3 Second thoughts on Lucerne as base
  4. 4 italy itinerary
  5. 5 Trip Report Croatia Roadtrip: Plitvice -> Dubrovnik in August
  6. 6 Trip Report Heat wave in Paris? Learn to live with it!
  7. 7 Geneva Airport Arrival
  8. 8 Well, I'm always warning people
  9. 9 Amsterdam for 5 days - HELP
  10. 10 What am I missing: Amsterdam
  11. 11 First time in London...hotel for mother/daughter trip?
  12. 12 Arrival day suggestions (South Kensington)
  13. 13 Trip Report My Home Exchange Near Lake Como
  14. 14 Iceland and Germany, late Oct.-Nov trip, need feedback!
  15. 15 Istanbul: Where to buy well-made slippers in Sultanahmet (Arasta...)?
  16. 16 Trip Report 5 Days in Corsica
  17. 17 Cork or Galway?
  18. 18 French lavender and cottages
  19. 19 Underground between kings Cross and Waterloo Main Line Station
  20. 20 Barcelona completely overrated
  21. 21 3 days to spend in europe
  22. 22 Trip Report Day Trip to Greenland from Reykjavik
  23. 23 Seville in late January
  24. 24 Trip Report My 3 Week Home Exchange in Iceland
  25. 25 Amsterdam or any other city near London/Paris
View next 25 » Back to the top

DRIVE THROUGH ENGLAND-revised itinerary-need more help please!

Jump to last reply

hello,
After reading all your great advice- I edited out a bunch of places and decided to start my journey in England rather than Ireland where I arrive from NY. My friend and I will take a flight right from Dublin into Birmingham to start our journey.

-First question- I arrive from the States around 10:30am in Dublin. Any idea how long I should plan to get through customs before I head out on another flight from there to England? Trying to allot for enough time and determine what time I should book on Aer Lingus as i'm booking this separately.

for Day 1 when we get from US/Dublin/Birmingham- we plan to spend the night at Coombe Abbey and just rest on the grounds.

Day 2- drive to Stratford upon Avon to spend the day and then drive on to either Broadway or Chipping Campden to spend night

Day 3- explore more of the Cotswolds- seeing Bourton on the Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter making our way to Bath for night. Overnight in Bath

Day 4- explore Bath, overnight Bath

Day 5- here’s where I’m utterly confused- on our wishlist was Chawton for Jane Austen, Arundel and Bodiam Castle and possibly Rye (which we will most likely have to drop) but my friend really wants to see these castles so I hesitate to drop them.
Bath to Chawton is about 2 hour drive.
Chawton to Arundel about 1 hour 15min
Arundel to Bodiam about 2 hours
Bodiam to Rye 30 minutes.

Clearly this is too much as I need to be in London for Day 6. So what do you suggest I leave out? Should I just skip Chawton and head to the castles.? My goal is to stay overnight in a place nearby one of these locations where I can drop off car and take train into London rather than driving there. Any idea where I should overnight on Day 5 for easy access to drop off car and take train to London on Day 6?

Thanks in advance for all your valuable advice and help! I’m welcoming any suggestions for places to stay in Cotswolds as well ☺

Best,
k

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement