18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cambridge
— 2 nights
2
Norwich
— 3 nights
3
Eastbourne
— 3 nights
4
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 1 night
5
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
6
Bideford
— 3 nights
7
Penrith
— 3 nights

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Get some historical perspective at Trinity College and Oliver Cromwell's House. Let the collections at IWM Duxford and Fitzwilliam Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cambridge side-trips: Ickworth (in Horringer), Ely Cathedral (in Ely) and Bury St. Edmunds (St. Edmundsbury Cathedral & Abbey Gardens). It doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cambridge road trip tool.

Seattle, USA to Cambridge is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Cambridge is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, you will find days in Cambridge are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bury St. Edmunds, Ely, IWM Duxford
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Oliver Cromwell's House ©
Oliver Cromwell's House
Trinity College ©
Trinity College

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Visit Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Elm Hill and Tolhouse Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: Blickling Estate (in Blickling) and Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at BeWILDerwood.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Norwich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cambridge to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Great Yarmouth, Blickling Estate, BeWILDerwood
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Tolhouse Museum ©
Tolhouse Museum

3
nights
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arundel Cathedral and Battle Abbey and Battlefield. Bring the kids along to Arundel Castle and Gardens and Drusillas Park. Explore Eastbourne's surroundings by going to Chichester Cathedral (in Chichester), Weald & Downland Living Museum (in Singleton) and Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Beachy Head.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eastbourne trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Norwich to Eastbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Eastbourne can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arundel, Chichester, Drusillas Park, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Bodiam Castle
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Arundel Cathedral ©
Arundel Cathedral
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

1
night
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Wight Karting, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Haven, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Godshill Model Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Carisbrooke Castle.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Newport route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Eastbourne to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Godshill Model Village, Wight Karting
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
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Monkey Haven ©
Monkey Haven
Wight Karting ©
Wight Karting
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

1
night
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, thenstep into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and finally cool off at Dorset Adventure Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corfe Castle tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Newport to Corfe Castle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. July in Corfe Castle sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bideford.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lulworth Cove
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
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Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

3
nights
Bideford

Bideford ©
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Step off the beaten path and head to Barnstaple Heritage Centre and 83 The Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Westward Ho Beach and Dunster Castle. Explore Bideford's surroundings by going to Bude Tunnel (in Bude) and Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at The Big Sheep..

To find out how to plan a trip to Bideford, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Corfe Castle to Bideford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bideford are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Bideford

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Clovelly, Bude Tunnel, Barnstaple Heritage Centre, Woolacombe Beach, Dunster Castle
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Big Sheep. ©
The Big Sheep.
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach
Barnstaple Heritage Centre ©
Barnstaple Heritage Centre

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Appreciate the collections at Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda. Bring the kids along to Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall and The Puzzling Place. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Aira Force Waterfall and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Penrith route planner.

Getting from Bideford to Penrith by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Penrith are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hexham, Keswick, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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