11 days in South West England & Southern England Itinerary

11 days in South West England & Southern England Itinerary

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11 days in South West England & Southern England Itinerary

Start: Southampton
Drive:  4 h
1
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Bibury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bath
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
London
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Durham

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. On the 23rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, don't miss a visit to Salthouse Gallery, take some stellar pictures from St Ives Coastguard Lookout, then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Porthmeor Beach, then stroll through Gwithian Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Ives trip itinerary builder site.

Southampton to St Ives is an approximately 4- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bibury.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, Fistral Beach Bar
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Gwithian Beach ©
Gwithian Beach

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Bibury

Bibury ©
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then stroll around Bibury Trout Farm, and then admire the landmark architecture of Arlington Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St George's Church, Kelmscott, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then contemplate the waterfront views at River Coln, and finally steep yourself in history at Chedworth Roman Villa.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bibury trip itinerary maker.

Getting from St Ives to Bibury by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. May in Bibury sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bibury

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chedworth Roman Villa, St George's Church, Kelmscott, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Chedworth Roman Villa ©
Chedworth Roman Villa
Arlington Row ©
Arlington Row
Bibury Trout Farm ©
Bibury Trout Farm

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, then get your game on at VR-Here, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at American Museum & Gardens, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Beazer Garden Maze, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bath visit planning website.

You can drive from Bibury to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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London

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route builder site.

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
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Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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