31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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31 days in England Itinerary

Manchester
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Bamburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
York
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
London
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Woolacombe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Manchester

4
days
Bamburgh

Bamburgh is a large village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ross Back Sands Beach and St Aiden Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Warkworth Beach (in Warkworth) and Long Sands Beach (in Tynemouth). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and stop by Barter Books.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamburgh sightseeing planner.

Manchester to Bamburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Warkworth Beach, Barter Books, Long Sands Beach
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Ross Back Sands Beach
Long Sands Beach

5
days
York

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
We've included these beaches for you: Filey Beach and Sandsend Beach. Go for a jaunt from York to Ripon to see Fountains Abbey about 54 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. The adventure continues: take a stroll through York Shambles, look for gifts at The Imaginarium - York, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read York online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Bamburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Filey Beach, Fountains Abbey, Sandsend Beach
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Filey Beach
York Shambles
York Minster

7
days
London

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Shakespeare's Globe, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our London custom trip planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum
Shakespeare's Globe
Hampstead

5
days
Bath

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Lilley Brook Golf Club (in Charlton Kings). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and tee off at Cotswold Edge Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bath travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Montpellier District, Cotswolds Distillery, Lilley Brook Golf Club
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Lilley Brook Golf Club
The Roman Baths
Cotswolds Distillery

2
days
Woolacombe

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Barricane Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Grunta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Saunton Beach and then make a trip to Tunnels Beaches.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe tour planner.

Drive from Bath to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Woolacombe are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saunton Beach, Tunnels Beaches
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Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach
Grunta Beach

4
days
St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, England. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crantock Beach and Gwithian Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Porthcurno (in Porthcurno). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at St. Michael's Mount, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our St Ives sightseeing planner.

Getting from Woolacombe to St Ives by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in St Ives are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perranporth Beach, Porthcurno, Kernow Coasteering, Crantock Beach, St. Michael's Mount
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Crantock Beach
Porthcurno
Gwithian Beach

3
days
Bournemouth

Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Relax by the water at Bournemouth Beach and Hengistbury Head. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bournemouth: Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth), The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Sandbanks Beach and admire the natural beauty at Lower Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bournemouth trip builder.

You can drive from St Ives to Bournemouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Weymouth Beach, The Tank Museum, Ringwood Brewery, Sandbanks Beach
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Bournemouth Beach
Weymouth Beach
Hengistbury Head

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