16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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Bath
— 1 night
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
3
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
4
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
5
Norwich
— 2 nights
6
Alnwick
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip builder site.

Tokyo, Japan to Bath is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Westonbirt Arboretum, Avebury Stone Circle, Wells Cathedral
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Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Explore hidden gems such as Model Village Gardens & Cafe and Lucy's Farm. Get outdoors at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and Durlston Country Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swanage: Jurassic Skyline (in Weymouth), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Portland Bill Lighthouse (in Isle of Portland). The adventure continues: make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, and brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Swanage trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Swanage in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Swanage are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Jurassic Skyline, Lulworth Cove, The Tank Museum, Portland Bill Lighthouse
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Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse

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Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
A holiday in Sandown offers opportunities for leisure, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly activities.
On the 26th (Fri), stop by Fossil Cavern, contemplate the long history of The Needles Battery, then browse the exhibits of Carisbrooke Castle, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St George, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Haven, then stop by The Garlic Farm, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shanklin Chine.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sandown holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Swanage to Sandown in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport, Shanklin, Church of St George, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, The Needles Battery
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The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Church of St George ©
Church of St George
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. On the 28th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Beachy Head, then take in the dramatic natural features at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, then look for gifts at Gustamps, and finally wander the streets of North Laine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Parish Church, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Hastings.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to Eastbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, St. Mary's Parish Church, Bodiam Castle, Old Town Hastings, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
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St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Horsey Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Norwich journey planning app.

You can drive from Eastbourne to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, Blickling Estate, Horsey Beach
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Gorleston-on-Sea Beach ©
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lindisfarne Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alnwick: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island), The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, stop by Barter Books, and steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alnwick travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Alnwick takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Alnwick are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Holy Island, Hexham, Cragside House and Gardens, The Quayside
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Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle

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