8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

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Penrith
— 1 night
2
Scarborough
— 2 nights
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
4
Norwich
— 2 nights

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Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aira Force Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Carlisle Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, thencontemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and finally steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey.

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Detroit, USA to Penrith is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Detroit in August: high temperatures in Penrith hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hexham, Sizergh Castle, Carlisle Cathedral
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Hexham Abbey ©
Hexham Abbey
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral

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Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, thenstroll through Filey Beach, thenstep into the grandiose world of Scarborough Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Flamborough Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sandsend Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps.

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You can drive from Penrith to Scarborough in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Scarborough can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Bridlington, Filey Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
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Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
199 Steps ©
199 Steps
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, thenexplore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Swanage route planning site.

Traveling by car from Scarborough to Swanage takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Swanage are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corfe Castle
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Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

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Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, thensteep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Gorleston Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Horsey Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Norwich visit planning website.

Getting from Swanage to Norwich by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gorleston Beach, Blickling Estate, Horsey Beach
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Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

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