31 days in Southern England Itinerary

31 days in Southern England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Willemstad, Curacao
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Rye
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Arundel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Penzance
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bude
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Oxford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
London
— 9 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Willemstad, Curacao

3
nights
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rye: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and Dover Castle (in Dover). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub, and hit the bull's-eye at 1066 Target Sports.

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Willemstad, Curacao to Rye is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Willemstad to Rye, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Willemstad in May: high temperatures in Rye hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Arundel.

Things to do in Rye

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Joe's Bows, Kent Owl Academy, East Sussex Falconry
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Kent Owl Academy ©
Kent Owl Academy
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ©
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

3
nights
Arundel

Arundel ©
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arundel: Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens (in Horsham), The Spitfire Experience (in Wisborough Green) and Shoreham Skateboard Park (in Shoreham-by-Sea). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hawking About, take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Martyrs Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Highdown Hill, and stroll the grounds of Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arundel day trip tool.

Drive from Rye to Arundel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Arundel

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens, The Spitfire Experience, Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens ©
Virtual Aerospace ©
Virtual Aerospace
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood), Southampton (Speed Boats Tours & Steamship Shieldhall) and Pennybridge Farm Alpacas (in Hook). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, find something for the whole family at New Forest Activities, sample the fine beverages at Bombay Sapphire Distillery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Winchester online vacation planner.

Drive from Arundel to Winchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Winchester sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Southampton, New Forest Activities, Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, Ringwood Brewery, Hawk Conservancy Trust
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
The Great Hall ©
The Great Hall

3
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Penzance side-trips: Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (in Redruth), Falmouth Lifeboat (in Falmouth) and Penryn (Quarry Target Sports & The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Kernow Coasteering, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Just-in-Roseland Church, and explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Penzance trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Penzance takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Penzance are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Bude.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, St Just-in-Roseland Church, Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Screech Owl Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kernow Coasteering ©
Kernow Coasteering
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church

3
nights
Bude

Bude ©
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bude: Rocky Valley (in Tintagel), Boscastle (Beeny Cliff & Pentargon Falls Path Walk & Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk) and Isbell Cottage (in Altarnun). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal, learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, and steep yourself in history at The Gildhouse, Poundstock.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bude tour planner.

Traveling by car from Penzance to Bude takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Bude

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boscastle, Rocky Valley, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, Isbell Cottage
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum ©
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre ©
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
Rocky Valley ©
Rocky Valley

4
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: Aylesbury (Waddesdon Greenway & Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm), Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and Vertigo VR (in Milton Keynes). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd., see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, have some family-friendly fun at The Race Hut Berkshire, and bet on your favorite at Formula Fast Indoor Karting.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oxford trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bude to Oxford in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Oxford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Reading, Hook Norton Brewery, Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
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Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. ©
Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.
Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range ©
Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range
Stanlake Park Wine Estate ©
Stanlake Park Wine Estate

9
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London visit planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 31:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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