34 days in England Itinerary

34 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England Trip Planner

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Leeds
— 2 nights
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York
— 6 nights
Train to London Kings Cross, Train to Winchester
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Winchester
— 7 nights
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Portsmouth
— 8 nights
Drive
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Brighton
— 2 nights
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Chichester
— 2 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Leeds

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbey House Museum and Haworth Parish Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wentworth Woodhouse and Eyam Hall & Craft Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeds: Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam), Shibden Hall (in Halifax) and Cusworth Hall (in Doncaster). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Hardcastle Crags.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Leeds trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Leeds is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Leeds is 5 hours. November in Leeds sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

York

— 6 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Popular historic sites such as Helmsley Castle and Selby Abbey are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate World of James Herriot and Fairfax House. Explore York's surroundings by going to Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole), The White Horse Inn (in Beverley) and Nunnington Hall (in Nunnington). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, admire the striking features of Burton Agnes Hall, examine the collection at Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our York travel route planning tool.

Drive from Leeds to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in York, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Winchester.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

Winchester

— 7 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jane Austen's House and The Close. Popular historic sites such as Grey's Court and Romsey Abbey are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Winchester: West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury), Pewsey Heritage Centre (in Pewsey) and Salisbury (Mompesson House, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Basildon Park, examine the collection at Solent Sky Museum, explore the world behind art at Wiltshire Museum, and step into the grandiose world of The Great Hall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Winchester day trip tool.

Getting from York to Winchester by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

Portsmouth

— 8 nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Polesden Lacey and National Museum of the Royal Navy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Portsdown Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury), Crofton Beam Engines (in Marlborough) and Alfriston (St Andrew's Church & Alfriston Clergy House). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Portsmouth Museum, don't miss a visit to Old Portsmouth, see the interesting displays at The D-Day Story, and explore and take pictures at Portsmouth Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth road trip site.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Portsmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brighton.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 8:

Brighton

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bateman's, then admire the masterpieces at De La Warr Pavilion, then contemplate the long history of Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of Shops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, stroll around Seven Sisters Country Park, then explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Kemptown.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brighton vacation website.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Brighton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brighton can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chichester.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Chichester

— 2 nights
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Cass Sculpture Foundation, explore the historical opulence of Amberley Castle, contemplate the long history of Brighton City Airport, then examine the collection at Arundel Museum, and finally do a tasting at Tinwood Estate Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at Bognor Regis Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Pallant House Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chichester trip planner.

Drive from Brighton to Chichester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chichester can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Chichester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Notting Hill and Waddesdon Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bateman's and Hever Castle & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Highclere Castle (in Highclere) and The Historic Dockyard Chatham (in Chatham). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of British Library, take a stroll through Westminster, explore the world behind art at Tate Britain, and visit Greenwich.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Getting from Chichester to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.