If you want to see the sites of England but are pressed for time, consider this time line for a busy tour.
The Western Sweep. Fly into London, get a hotel, and rent a car. The next morning, drive west towards Winsdor Castle, Oxford, or Stratford-Upon-the-Avon for a half-day. After a few hours and lunch, head further west towards Bath. You can stop for dinner in Bristol before arriving at your bed and breakfast at a farm just outside Bath. The next morning, drive to the nearest Park-n-Ride, where you park your car outside Bath and take a bus to the heart of town, avoiding the cost and hassle of city parking. Spend the whole day and part of the next day visiting the Roman Baths, the fashion museum, Sally Lunn Bunns and Bath Abbey.
The Sweep Back East. After finishing the sites at Bath, swing by Stonehedge and the Salisbury Cathedral for a few hours before driving to the other side of England to Dover. Arrive at your next bed and breakfast in the country and take a walk in the beautiful countryside before calling it a day. The next morning, take a tour of the imposing Dover Castle (and consider taking a look at the famous Cliffs of Dover) before heading out to Canturbury to see the Canturbury Cathedral. Finally, turn toward London. Consider calling a train service or a traffic guide to help you avoid the awful traffic, using England’s information number, similar to Canada 411.
The London Adventure. If you miss traffic, you should be able to head downtown straight from Canturbury. However, be sure to return your car and start using the Tube for transportation. This should give you a day and a half to see the British museums, the many parks, the Thames river, Westminster Cathedral, Covent Gardens, Buckingham Palace, and maybe a show at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.