Including Burford, Broadway, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the-Wold, with lots of smaller villages and some short country strolls
9am leave Oxford for drive west along the A40 towards Burford. Turn off at Witney Roundabout and drive to Minster Lovell.
10.15am arrive Minster Lovell, for look at the ruins and walk through village.
10.45am take roads through Asthall and Swinbrook to Burford.
11.05am arrive Burford. Look around village, perhaps have a coffee or visit the beautiful church.
11.40pm leave Burford via Taynton and Great Barrington to Bourton-on-the-Water. Stroll and lunch in Bourton with various options.
1.00pm leave Bourton and cross the Fosse Way heading to Ford via Buckle Street and B4077. Continue over escarpment and turn right for Stanway and Stanton, two of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, plus fascinating landscape features.
2pm arrive Broadway. Drive through the village, with short stroll and browse near the Green if desired. 2.30pm drive to Broadway Tower via A44.
2.45pm short walk from carpark along the escarpment to Broadway Tower. Possible ascent of Tower if desired (fee).
3.15pm leave Broadway Tower for Chipping Camden (drive-through).
3.45pm rejoin A44 for 15-minute drive to Stow-on-the-Wold.
4.00pm arrive Stow-on-the-Wold. Browsing around the square, with option of refreshments in one of the tearooms.
4.50pm leave Stow-on-the-Wold via A436 and then A44 via Chipping Norton towards Oxford. Possible detour to the Rollright Stones (free).
5.30pm arrive Woodstock for glimpse of Blenheim Palace through town entrance. 10 mins
6.15-6.30pm arrive back in Oxford