12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Drive:  1​h
1
Plymouth
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
2
St Austell
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Train:  15​min
5
Bristol
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
End: Exeter

1
night
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andrew's Church, enjoy the sea views from Smeaton's Tower, steep yourself in history at Royal Citadel, take a stroll through The Barbican, then get a taste of the local shopping with Glass!!, and finally don't miss a visit to Plymouth Hoe.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Plymouth journey maker .

Exeter to Plymouth is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to St Austell.

Things to do in Plymouth

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The Barbican ©
The Barbican
Smeaton's Tower ©
Smeaton's Tower
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

2
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. You'll explore and learn at Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing and Charlestown Shipwreck Centre. Get some historical perspective at Restormel Castle and Portloe. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodmin Moor (in Bodmin), Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford) and St. Materiana's Church (in Tintagel). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mevagissey Museum, explore the historical opulence of Caerhays Castle, get engrossed in the history at Historic Port of Charlestown, and get a taste of the local shopping with Cscape Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read St Austell online trip builder .

Take a train from Plymouth to St Austell in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in St Austell

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Side Trips

Mevagissey, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, St Just-in-Roseland Church, Bodmin Moor, St. Materiana's Church
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3
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount. On the next day, examine the collection at Wayside Folk Museum, see the interesting displays at The Count House, then see the interesting displays at Leach Pottery, then view the masterpieces at Anima-Mundi, and finally stroll the grounds of Barnoon Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives journey maker site .

Traveling by car from St Austell to St Ives takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in St Ives sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in St Ives

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Zennor, The Count House, St. Michael's Mount, Carn Euny Ancient Village, Chysauster Ancient Village
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St Ives Museum ©
St Ives Museum
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Sally Lunn's Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Kennet Long Barrow and Avebury Manor. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe), Malmesbury Abbey (in Malmesbury) and Lacock Abbey (in Lacock). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Bath Street, step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, stop by Fudge Kitchen, and get a taste of the local shopping with Victoria Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bath day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bristol.

Things to do in Bath

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Side Trips

Avebury, Lacock Abbey, Great Chalfield Manor, Malmesbury Abbey, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
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Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

3
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel and Goodrich Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths and St Mary Redcliffe Church. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to National Roman Legion Museum (in Caerleon) and Raglan Castle (in Raglan). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cabot Tower, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take a tour of The Matthew of Bristol, and view the masterpieces at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Make your Bristol itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bristol is just a short distance from Bath. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Newport, Raglan Castle, Goodrich Castle
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National Roman Legion Museum ©
National Roman Legion Museum
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle