13 days in England Itinerary

13 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England journey planner

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Fly to London Gatwick Airport, Drive to Haywards Heath
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Haywards Heath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichester
— 1 night
Drive
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pevensey
— 1 night
Drive
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Hailsham
Drive
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
Drive
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Sheerness
Drive
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Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rye
— 1 night
Fly

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Haywards Heath

— 2 nights
Haywards Heath is a town in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England. On the 12th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Wakehurst and then admire the natural beauty at Sheffield Park and Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Tilgate Park and then admire the natural beauty at Nymans.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Haywards Heath trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Haywards Heath is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Haywards Heath is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Haywards Heath, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Chichester.

Things to do in Haywards Heath

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chichester

— 1 night
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. You've now added Bosham Quay to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at English Martyrs Catholic Church, and then kick back and relax at Bosham Quay.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Chichester day trip planning website.

Getting from Haywards Heath to Chichester by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Chichester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove

— 4 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Step out of Brighton and Hove to go to Arlington and see Arlington Bluebell Walk, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, visit North Laine, take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier, and shop like a local with The Lanes.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove road trip app.

Traveling by car from Chichester to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pevensey.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Pevensey

— 1 night
Pevensey is a village and civil parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pevensey Bay Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Pevensey Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pevensey online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Pevensey takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hailsham.

Things to do in Pevensey

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Hailsham

Hailsham is a civil parish and the largest of the five towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hailsham trip planner.

Hailsham is very close to Pevensey. In April, daily temperatures in Hailsham can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Hailsham

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Royal Tunbridge Wells attractions planner.

You can drive from Hailsham to Royal Tunbridge Wells in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Royal Tunbridge Wells can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Sheerness on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Sheerness

Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England. To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sheerness driving holiday app.

You can drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Sheerness in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Canterbury on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Sheerness

Nightlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Canterbury

— 2 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Howletts Wild Animal Park, then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, then stroll through Joe's Bows, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Westgate Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canterbury day trip planner.

You can drive from Sheerness to Canterbury in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rye.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rye

— 1 night
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Camber Sands.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rye tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Canterbury to Rye takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.

Isle of Sheppey travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Parks
Minster is a large village on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey and in the Swale district of Kent, England.ToponymyThe name of the town derives from the monastery founded in the area. There is some variation in the use of the name, with the local parish council being named Minster-on-Sea, while other sources, such as the local primary school, use Minster-in-Sheppey, in order to distinguish it from Minster-in-Thanet, also in the county of Kent. Both places are listed in the Ordnance Survey gazetteer as Minster. Royal Mail identifies a locality of Minster on Sea in the ME12 postcode district. Minster-on-Sea is a location mentioned in Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop.GeographyThe coast here consists of London Clay, and many fossil remains can be found along the beach after the waves have brought down the cliffs.Religious sitesIn around AD 670 King Ecgberht of Kent gave land at Minster for his mother Seaxburh of Ely to establish a Benedictine nunnery which was burnt down by the Danes in 855. At some point before the Norman invasion the church was rebuilt and refounded as a Benedictine nunnery, incorporating elements of the original construction in the north chancel and nave. Between 1123 and 1139 Archbishop Corbeil (Corbeuil) refounded it as an Augustinian nunnery. Corbeil is thought to be responsible for the unusual "semi-detached" arrangement of two churches next to each other, the Saxon church of the convent to the north and a parish church to the south for the villagers. They share a wall containing pointed arches and are now used as a single building. The abbey was dissolved in 1539 and along with Davington Priory near Faversham it came into the possession of Sir Thomas Cheney (Cheyney/Cheyne), a favourite of Anne Boleyn. He died in 1558 and was first buried in the chapel of Saint Katherine, which was demolished to allow construction of the east end of the chancel in 1581.

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