31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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31 days in England Itinerary

Manchester
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Bamburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
York
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
London
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Woolacombe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Manchester

4
days
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ross Back Sands Beach and St Aiden Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bamburgh: Warkworth Beach (in Warkworth) and Long Sands Beach (in Tynemouth). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, look for gifts at Barter Books, and explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle.

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Manchester to Bamburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Long Sands Beach, Warkworth Beach, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Barter Books
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Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
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Long Sands Beach

5
days
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.
Relax by the water at Filey Beach and Sandsend Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Fountains Abbey in Ripon (about 54 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's still lots to do: make a trip to York Shambles, contemplate the long history of York City Walls, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

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Getting from Bamburgh to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, Sandsend Beach, Filey Beach
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Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
York Shambles ©
York Shambles
York Minster ©
York Minster

7
days
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, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Globe, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

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Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bath.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Shakespeare's Globe ©
Shakespeare's Globe
Hampstead ©
Hampstead

5
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Lilley Brook Golf Club (in Charlton Kings), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, play a few rounds at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bath are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montpellier District, Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Lilley Brook Golf Club, Stonehenge, Cotswolds Distillery
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Lilley Brook Golf Club ©
Lilley Brook Golf Club
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The Roman Baths
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

2
days
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Barricane Beach, then kick back and relax at Grunta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woolacombe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Saunton Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beaches.

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Traveling by car from Bath to Woolacombe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saunton Beach, Tunnels Beaches
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Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Grunta Beach ©
Grunta Beach

4
days
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crantock Beach and Gwithian Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Porthcurno (in Porthcurno). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering.

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Traveling by car from Woolacombe to St Ives takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in St Ives sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bournemouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Porthcurno, Perranporth Beach, Kernow Coasteering, St. Michael's Mount, Crantock Beach
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Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach
Porthcurno ©
Porthcurno
Gwithian Beach ©
Gwithian Beach

3
days
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. You'll get in some beach time at Bournemouth Beach and Weymouth Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bournemouth: The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hengistbury Head, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbanks Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Lower Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bournemouth holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bournemouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandbanks Beach, The Tank Museum, Ringwood Brewery, Weymouth Beach
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Hengistbury Head ©
Hengistbury Head

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