46 days in Southern England & South West England Itinerary

46 days in Southern England & South West England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 8 nights
2
Oxford
— 2 nights
3
Winchester
— 4 nights
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
5
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
6
Weymouth
— 4 nights
7
St Ives
— 5 nights
8
Woolacombe
— 4 nights
9
Gloucester
— 6 nights
10
Bath
— 6 nights

8
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.
Tower of London and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Imperial War Museums and Canterbury Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Windsor Castle (in Windsor), Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre (in Sandwich) and Viking Bay (in Broadstairs). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, wander the streets of Greenwich, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of London.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London travel route builder site.

Rome, Italy to London is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to London. Traveling from Rome in June, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canterbury Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Viking Bay
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 30:
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Imperial War Museums ©
Imperial War Museums
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at University of Oxford Botanic Garden, get curious at History of Science Museum, thenstop by Blackwell's Bookshop, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Weston Library. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, thenexamine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, thengain insight at Balliol College, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oxford trip tool.

Getting from London to Oxford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Get some cultural insight at Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. You'll explore and learn at Winchester City Museum and The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winchester: Stonehenge public footpath (in Amesbury) and The Salisbury Museum (in Salisbury). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Wolvesey Castle, learn about all things military at The Museum of the Adjutant General's Corps, and steep yourself in history at The Great Hall.

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Getting from Oxford to Winchester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Amesbury, Salisbury
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
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Winchester Buttercross ©
Winchester Buttercross
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fishbourne Roman Palace, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, thencontemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice, thenbrush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Royal Navy, and finally see the interesting displays at HMS Victory. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at HMS Alliance Submarine, learn about all things military at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Boathouse No 4, and finally examine the collection at Trafalgar Experience.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Winchester to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Portsmouth sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gosport, Fishbourne Roman Palace
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Royal Navy Submarine Museum ©
Royal Navy Submarine Museum

4
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carisbrooke Castle and Museum of Island History. Get some historical perspective at St Mildred's Church and Newport Roman Villa. Step out of Newport with an excursion to Tennyson Down in Freshwater--about 30 minutes away.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Newport trip website.

Take a bus from Portsmouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Newport sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Freshwater, The Classic Boat Museum, Newtown National Nature Reserve, St James Church, The Wight Military and Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
St Mildred's Church ©
St Mildred's Church
Newport Roman Villa ©
Newport Roman Villa

4
nights
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. Let the collections at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and Dorset County Museum capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Weymouth Beach and Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach). Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Charmouth (fossilwalks.com & Charmouth Beach). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort, appreciate the extensive heritage of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chapel, and look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Weymouth online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Newport to Weymouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bridport, Portland Castle, Dorset County Museum
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Nothe Fort ©
Nothe Fort
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre ©
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Michael's Mount and Godrevy Beach. Appreciate the collections at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and St Ives Museum. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Porthtowan Beach (in Porthtowan), Wheal Coates (in St Agnes) and Newquay (Tolcarne Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthminster Beach, view the masterpieces at Anima Mundi, see the interesting displays at Leach Pottery, and identify plant and animal life at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our St Ives itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to St Ives takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in St Ives, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newquay, Porthtowan Beach, Godrevy Beach, Kernow Coasteering, St. Michael's Mount
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden ©
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

4
nights
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ilfracombe Museum and Ilfracombe Art & Craft Society. Get some cultural insight at Chambercombe Manor and St Sabinus Church. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baggy Point Easy Access Walk, experience rural life at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, and trek along South West Coast Path - Putsborough Marine Drive Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Woolacombe trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Woolacombe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Woolacombe, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Marwood Hill Gardens, Baggy Point Easy Access Walk, Putsborough Sands
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Putsborough Sands ©
Putsborough Sands
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach

6
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Do your shopping at Gloucester Quays and Fab and Faded Antiques Centre. Appreciate the collections at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and Greyfriars' House and Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: St Lawrence's Church (in Bourton-on-the-Water), St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Chastleton House and Garden (in Moreton-in-Marsh).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Gloucester trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to Gloucester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Gloucester sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, St Lawrence's Church, Greyfriars' House and Garden, St. Edward's Church, Rise Music
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 31:
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Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and Sally Lunn's Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wells Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Baked Bean Museum of Excellence (in Port Talbot), Nunney Castle (in Nunney) and Caerleon (Caerleon Amphitheatre, National Roman Legion Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrew's Church, Mells, explore the world behind art at Museum of Bath Architecture, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bath online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Newport, Wells, Frome, Baked Bean Museum of Excellence
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

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