29 days in England Itinerary

29 days in England Itinerary

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Alnwick
— 2 nights
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
3
York
— 3 nights
4
Newquay
— 3 nights
5
Torquay
— 3 nights
6
Weymouth
— 3 nights
7
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
8
London
— 5 nights

2
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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bamburgh Castle and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle. Get some historical perspective at Cragside House and Gardens and Paxton House. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and look for gifts at Barter Books.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Alnwick day trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Alnwick is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Alnwick reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Paxton House, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
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Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aira Force Waterfall and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muncaster Castle and Carlisle Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Lake Windermere (in Windermere), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Penrith trip planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Penrith by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Penrith are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hexham, Muncaster Castle, Lake Windermere, Carlisle Cathedral, Lakeland Motor Museum
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fountains Abbey and Sandsend Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Whitby (Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall & 199 Steps) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read York journey planner.

Drive from Penrith to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in York

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby, Scarborough Beach, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach, York Bird of Prey Centre
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

3
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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanhydrock House and Garden and Porthminster Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pendennis Castle and Pirate's Quest. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay), Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives) and National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newquay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Newquay by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Falmouth, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Screech Owl Sanctuary, National Lobster Hatchery
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Exmouth Beach and Hope Cove Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Coleton Fishacre and Exeter Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Goodrington Sands and contemplate the waterfront views at Brixham Harbour.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Torquay holiday builder tool.

Drive from Newquay to Torquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Exmouth Beach, Hope Cove Beach, Exeter Cathedral, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Coleton Fishacre
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Exmouth Beach ©
Exmouth Beach

3
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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wells Cathedral and Portland Bill Lighthouse. Visiting Abbotsbury Swannery and Durlston Country Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Mendip Hospital Cemetery (in Wells), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Weymouth tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wells, Swanage, Corfe Castle, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

4
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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and Mottisfont Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore HMS Victory and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Winchester (Winchester Cathedral & Winchester City Mill), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and Hengistbury Head Beach (in Bournemouth). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chichester Cathedral, relax in the rural setting at The Garlic Farm, and identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth online travel planner.

Drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Winchester, The Garlic Farm, Mottisfont Abbey, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Mottisfont Abbey ©
Mottisfont 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to IWM Duxford and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London online holiday planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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