12 days in Southern England Itinerary

12 days in Southern England Itinerary

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12 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Eastbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Calgary

1
night
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. On the 4th (Tue), wander the streets of North Laine, then stop by Gustamps, then explore the striking landscape at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and finally stroll through Beachy Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, then explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Eastbourne route planner .

Calgary, Canada to Eastbourne is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Eastbourne is 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eastbourne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hastings, Brighton and Hove, Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Winchester Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Arundel Castle and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Gunwharf Quays, get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, and then see the interesting displays at HMS Victory.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth online vacation planner .

You can drive from Eastbourne to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ventnor.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Winchester Cathedral, Arundel Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens

1
night
Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Monkey Haven, then get engrossed in the history at Carisbrooke Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ventnor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Ventnor takes 2 hours. In June in Ventnor, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Newport
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Monkey Haven ©
Monkey Haven

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carbis Bay Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pendennis Castle and The Cowhouse Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebah Garden (in Falmouth), Screech Owl Sanctuary (in St Columb Major) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Porthminster Beach, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St Ives using our trip planner.

Getting from Ventnor to St Ives by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in St Ives are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Perranporth Beach, The Cowhouse Gallery, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Screech Owl Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Pendennis Castle ©
Pendennis Castle
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. Museum-lovers will appreciate Churchill War Rooms and The British Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London journey planner.

You can drive from St Ives to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from St Ives in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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