11 days in Salisbury, Isle of Wight & Cheltenham Itinerary

11 days in Salisbury, Isle of Wight & Cheltenham Itinerary

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11 days in Salisbury, Isle of Wight & Cheltenham Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Salisbury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ryde
— 7 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Paultons Park, see the interesting displays at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, then admire the striking features of Arundells, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Sarum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Salisbury trip itinerary planning tool .

Manchester to Salisbury is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ryde.

Things to do in Salisbury

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paultons Park, Stonehenge
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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park

7
nights
Ryde

Ryde ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ryde: Blackgang Chine (in Ventnor), Totland (The Needles & The Needles Battery) and Brighstone Village Museum (in Brighstone).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ryde itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Ryde in 2.5 hours. July in Ryde sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Ryde

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sandown, Totland, Ventnor, Newport, Bembridge
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The Needles ©
The Needles
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
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Wight Karting

2
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Hailes Abbey, then experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and then have fun at Sandford Parks Lido. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Pittville Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and then admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ryde to Cheltenham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ryde in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cheltenham, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Chavenage House
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Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Sandford Parks Lido ©
Sandford Parks Lido
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park

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