59 days in South East England, South West England & Northern England Itinerary

59 days in South East England, South West England & Northern England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 6 nights
2
Oxford
— 5 nights
3
Eastbourne
— 5 nights
4
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
5
Poole
— 5 nights
6
St Ives
— 5 nights
7
Exeter
— 5 nights
8
Bath
— 5 nights
9
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 6 nights
10
Cockermouth
— 5 nights
11
York
— 6 nights

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Regent's Park and All Hallows By The Tower. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around Hyde Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning website.

Visakhapatnam, India to London is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Visakhapatnam to London due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waddesdon Manor and Cotswolds Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: Bombay Sapphire Distillery (in Whitchurch), Highclere Castle (in Newbury) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, walk around Christ Church Meadow, and get your game on at SimAir737.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oxford online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from London to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Combe Mill, Cotswolds Distillery, Waddesdon Manor
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Waddesdon Manor ©
Waddesdon Manor
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tulleys Farm and Bodiam Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eastbourne: Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle), The White Cliffs of Dover (in Dover) and Camber Sands (in Camber). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Beachy Head, identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, take in the waterfront activity at Sovereign Harbour Marina, and take in the dramatic natural features at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Eastbourne planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Eastbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rye, Hastings, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Tulleys Farm, Bodiam Castle
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Tulleys Farm ©
Tulleys Farm
Hastings Fishermen's Museum ©
Hastings Fishermen's Museum

5
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Gardens and Wight Karting. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: JURASSIC JIM (in Shanklin), Hengistbury Head Beach (in Bournemouth) and Isle of Wight Steam Railway (in Wootton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Winchester Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, stroll through Winchester City Mill, and meet the residents at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Eastbourne to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Poole.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester, Newport, Bournemouth, JURASSIC JIM, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Lower Gardens ©
Lower Gardens
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

5
nights
Poole

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kingston Lacy and Old Harry Rocks. Explore Poole's surroundings by going to Durlston Country Park (in Swanage), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Poole Harbour, contemplate the long history of Tyneham, don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Poole trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Poole in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Poole

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swanage, Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Weymouth Harbour
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Kingston Lacy ©
Kingston Lacy
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanhydrock House and Garden and Porth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Padstow Harbour (in Padstow), Shipwreck Treasure Museum (in Charlestown) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mousehole Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, step into the grandiose world of Pendennis Castle, and stroll through Porthmeor Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St Ives trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Poole to St Ives takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Poole in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St Ives, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Geevor Tin Mine, Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Padstow Harbour
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Mousehole Harbour ©
Mousehole Harbour
Porth Beach ©
Porth Beach

5
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Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Discover out-of-the-way places like Exeter Cathedral and Coleton Fishacre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh), Bude Tunnel (in Bude) and The Milky Way Adventure Park (in Clovelly). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary, explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, test your team's savvy at Red House Mysteries Exeter, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kents Cavern.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Exeter trip planner.

Getting from St Ives to Exeter by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Woolacombe Beach, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Kents Cavern, Brixham Harbour
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral
Bude Tunnel ©
Bude Tunnel

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stourhead House and Garden and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Wells (The Bishop's Palace and Gardens & Wells Cathedral), Lacock Abbey (in Lacock) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, and explore the galleries of The Roman Baths.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Exeter to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wells, Tewkesbury, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stroudwater Navigation, Gloucester Cathedral
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stourhead House and Garden ©
Stourhead House and Garden
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

6
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Tunnel and Orrest Head. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth), Barter Books (in Alnwick) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Quayside, don't miss a visit to The Elizabethan Walls, get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, and contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne online holiday planner.

You can fly from Bath to Newcastle upon Tyne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hexham, Bamburgh, Gateshead, Alnwick, The Elizabethan Walls
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Victoria Tunnel
Victoria Tunnel
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

5
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Derwentwater and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics (in Askham), Penrith (Aira Force Waterfall & Lowther Castle and Gardens) and Carlisle (Carlisle Cathedral & Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Honister Slate Mine.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cockermouth in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, Carlisle, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland and Fountains Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Filey Beach (in Filey) and Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, don't miss a visit to Whitby Harbour, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to York takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, National Trust Brimham Rocks, Filey Beach, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland ©
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon

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