28 days in England Itinerary

28 days in England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 3 nights
2
Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
3
Winchester
— 2 nights
4
Weymouth
— 2 nights
5
Newquay
— 2 nights
6
Bath
— 2 nights
7
Cirencester
— 2 nights
8
Norwich
— 2 nights
9
York
— 2 nights
10
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
11
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 5 nights

3
nights
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.
Head to Regent Street and Blue Angel Jewellersfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tower of London Ice Rink and The Crown Jewels. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London journey planner.

Adelaide, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to London. When traveling from Adelaide in December, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of North Laine, stop by Gustamps, thenwander the streets of The Lanes, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arundel Castle and Gardens. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Tulleys Farm, thenidentify plant and animal life at East Sussex Falconry, thenexplore the striking landscape at Beachy Head, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove driving holiday planner.

Getting from London to Brighton and Hove by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Eastbourne, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Tulleys Farm, East Sussex Falconry
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Great Hall, learn about all things military at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Jane Austen's House Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Winchester trip app.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to Winchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daytime highs in Winchester are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jane Austen's House Museum, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, The Mary Rose, Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum

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Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Portland Bill Lighthouse, thenidentify plant and animal life at Abbotsbury Swannery, and finally contemplate the long history of Kingston Lacy. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, thenidentify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park, and then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Weymouth trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Weymouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swanage, Kingston Lacy, Corfe Castle, Portland Bill Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Kingston Lacy ©
Kingston Lacy
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Watergate Bay, thenidentify plant and animal life at National Lobster Hatchery, and finally take in the waterfront at Padstow Harbour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach, thenstroll through Carbis Bay Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Lanhydrock House and Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Newquay travel planning website.

Drive from Weymouth to Newquay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Padstow, Perranporth Beach, Carbis Bay Beach, Lanhydrock House and Garden
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Watergate Bay ©
Watergate Bay
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

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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 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, thentake in the views from Pulteney Bridge, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Somerset Crafts. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, thentake an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bath road trip planning website.

Drive from Newquay to Bath in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Wells Cathedral, Castle Combe Village, Somerset Crafts
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

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Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Oswald's Church, thensample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally play a few rounds at Feldon Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Cirencester Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St John Baptist, thenhead outdoors with The Cotswold Range, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Westonbirt Arboretum, and finally contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cirencester online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Burford, Feldon Valley, Malmesbury Market Cross, Cotswolds Distillery, Westonbirt Arboretum
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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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 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, thensteep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, thenkick back and relax at Horsey Beach, and finally stroll through Gorleston Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Thursford, thentake in the waterfront at Cromer Pier, and then steep yourself in history at Norwich Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Norwich road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cirencester to Norwich in 4 hours. December in Norwich sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, Thursford, Cromer Pier, St. Peter's Church, Horsey Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

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York

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, thendelve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ripon Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard. On your second day here, shop like a local with York Shambles, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, thenlook for gifts at The Yorkshire Soap Company, thensee the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read York road trip planning app.

Drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ripon
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ripon Cathedral ©
Ripon Cathedral
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story

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Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Seascale Beach, explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, look for gifts at The Herdy Company, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Aira Force Waterfall, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, thentake in the exciting artwork at Viridian Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St James’ Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cockermouth road trip website.

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Aira Force Waterfall, Seascale Beach, Muncaster Castle
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Get outdoors at Sandsend Beach and Beadnell Bay Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Scarborough Beach and Durham Heritage Coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: The Alnwick Garden (in Alnwick), Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Quayside, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church, head outdoors with Swirl How, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2 hours. January in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Durham, Sandsend Beach, Beadnell Bay Beach, St. Andrew's Church, The Alnwick Garden
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Quayside ©
The Quayside
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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