8 days in Oxford, Cambridge & London Itinerary

8 days in Oxford, Cambridge & London Itinerary

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Oxford
— 1 night
Train to London Paddington, Train to Cambridge
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Cambridge
— 4 nights
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London
— 2 nights

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Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Merton College and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford driving holiday app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, RAF Brize Norton, London Luton Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Southampton Airport, London City Airport and London St. Pancras International. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Cambridge

— 4 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Visit Gonville and Caius College and Emmanuel College for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Bury St. Edmunds and St. Mary's Church. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, gain insight at Jesus College, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Bene’t’s Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for London on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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London

— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Mews and Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Regent Street and Saatchi Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, shop like a local with Bond Street, and stop by Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in London are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C.

Things to do in London

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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