15 days in England & Wales Itinerary

15 days in England & Wales Itinerary

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15 days in England & Wales Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Train:  29​h
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
4
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane


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3
nights
York

York ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chatsworth House or Travelling Man. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle Howard and Holy Trinity Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints (in Chesterfield), Robin Hoods Bay Beach (in Robin Hoods Bay) and Whitby (199 Steps & Church of Saint Mary, Whitby). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Easby Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Barley Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Thorp Perrow, and steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in York at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Whitby, Chatsworth House, Thorp Perrow, The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints
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York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker
Easby Abbey ©
Easby Abbey
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get a sense of the local culture at Conwy Castle and Beaumaris Castle. Popular historic sites such as Caernarfon Castle and South Stack Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Harlech Castle (in Harlech), Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy) and St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Caernarfon trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from York to Caernarfon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, South Stack Lighthouse, Llandudno Promenade, Beaumaris Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lulworth Cove and HMS Warrior 1860. The Roman Baths and Winchester Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Pulteney Bridge (in Bath) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge and don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bournemouth online holiday planner .

You can drive from Caernarfon to Bournemouth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In October in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral, Lulworth Cove
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Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

3
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Tower of London. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then steep yourself in history at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London online route planner .

Getting from Bournemouth to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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