59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

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York
— 6 nights
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Ambleside
— 7 nights
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Norwich
— 7 nights
4
Eastbourne
— 6 nights
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Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 7 nights
6
Bournemouth
— 6 nights
7
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
9
London
— 7 nights

6
nights
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.
Visiting Sandsend Beach and RSPB Bempton Cliffs will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to The Imaginarium or York Shambles. Explore York's surroundings by going to Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough), Filey Beach (in Filey) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, admire the striking features of York Minster, examine the collection at The York Dungeon, and identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the York vacation builder tool.

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to York is minus 10 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in York reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Space Vintage and Retro, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, York Bird of Prey Centre, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

7
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Melville Tyson Ltdfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Muncaster Castle and Aira Force Waterfall are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and SpindleCraft (in Holmrook). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, grab your bike and head to Kentmere Horseshoe, and explore the activities along Tarn Hows.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside journey builder tool.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Hexham, Windermere, Grasmere, Tarn Hows
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

7
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horsey Beach and Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norwich Cathedral and Church of the Holy Transfiguration. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: RSPB Snettisham (in Snettisham), Ely Cathedral (in Ely) and Binham Priory (in Binham). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Thursford, look for gifts at Sutton Pottery, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Titchwell Marsh, and view the masterpieces at Bircham Gallery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Norwich online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Norwich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Norwich sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

RSPB Titchwell Marsh, Bircham Gallery, Thursford, RSPB Snettisham, Emmerdale Farm Shop
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
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Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach ©
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

6
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Beachy Head and Bodiam Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Arundel Castle and Gardens and Chichester Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Eastbourne: Brighton (Gustamps & North Laine), Battle (Battle Abbey and Battlefield & BRITISH design BRITISH made) and Alpaca Annie (in Burmarsh). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, stop by Starlings Art & Craft Collective, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and get in on the family fun at Drusillas Park.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Eastbourne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Eastbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Eastbourne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Rye, Brighton and Hove, Battle, Steyning, Hastings
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

7
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Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
A holiday in Sandown offers opportunities for leisure, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly activities.
Shop till you drop at The Garlic Farm and Oasis. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and The Holistic Emporium. Take a break from Sandown with a short trip to The Needles Battery in Totland, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, visit a coastal fixture at St Catherine's Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine, and kick back and relax at Steve's Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandown trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Eastbourne to Sandown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Sandown can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Shanklin, Ventnor, Newport, Arreton, Niton
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery

6
nights
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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gunwharf Quays and Sandy Cristel. Get in touch with nature at Hengistbury Head Beach and Mudeford Quay. Venture out of the city with trips to Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), New Forest National Park (in Lyndhurst) and Woodgreen Community Shop (in Woodgreen). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, identify plant and animal life at Brownsea Island, explore the world behind art at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandbanks Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to Bournemouth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Winchester Cathedral, New Forest National Park
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 10:
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Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

4
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Corfe Castle and Anvil Point Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Durlston Country Park and Lulworth Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swanage: Nothe Fort (in Weymouth) and Portland Bill Lighthouse (in Isle of Portland). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, look for gifts at Pursenalities, get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and learn about all things military at The Tank Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swanage holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Swanage takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Swanage sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Nothe Fort, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove, The Tank Museum
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Worcester Cathedral and Avebury Stone Circle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle Combe Village and Gloucester Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Treasure Seekers Gift Shop (in Gloucester), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, step into the grandiose world of Dunster Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Exeter Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Bath trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Dunster Castle
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:
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Worcester Cathedral ©
Worcester Cathedral
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower of London and Natural History Museum. Head to Harrods and Camden Marketfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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