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
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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 Wentworth Woodhouse and Shibden Hall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbey House Museum and Haworth Parish Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeds: Cusworth Hall (in Doncaster), Hardcastle Crags (in Hebden Bridge) and Eyam (Eyam Museum & Eyam Hall & Craft Centre).

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Leeds online trip maker.

Toronto, Canada to Leeds is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Leeds, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Leeds are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to York.
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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 Holy Trinity Church are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fairfax House and Ryedale Folk Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Nunnington Hall (in Nunnington), World of James Herriot (in Thirsk) and The White Horse Inn (in Beverley). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Selby Abbey, see the interesting displays at Whitby Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Whitby Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Leeds to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in York are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Winchester.
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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 The Great Hall and Grey's Court are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Winchester: Salisbury (Mompesson House, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more), Pewsey Heritage Centre (in Pewsey) and West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Solent Sky Museum, do a tasting at Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Wiltshire Museum, and contemplate the long history of Basildon Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Winchester trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to Winchester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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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 Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and The D-Day Story. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of the Royal Navy and Gosport Diving Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Crofton Beam Engines (in Marlborough), West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury) and Alfriston (St Andrew's Church & Alfriston Clergy House). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Portsdown Hill, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, see the interesting displays at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, and explore the historical opulence of Portchester Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip builder 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.
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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.
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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, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then steep yourself in history at Brighton City Airport, then see the interesting displays at Arundel Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Tinwood Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Bognor Regis Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Pallant House Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chichester day trip planning website.

You can drive from Brighton to Chichester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Chichester are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to London.
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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 The Historic Dockyard Chatham are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bateman's and Highclere Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon) and Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of British Library, stop by Fortnum & Mason, visit Westminster, and admire the masterpieces at Tate Britain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip website.

Traveling by car from Chichester to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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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.
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