15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Exeter
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Whitby Harbour. Explore York's surroundings by going to Filey Beach (in Filey), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and 199 Steps (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, and examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York vacation planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to York is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to York is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in York. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Whitby, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Filey Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Fountains Abbey
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RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

2
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 27th (Wed), head off the coast to Farne Islands, then admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bamburgh road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from York to Bamburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from York, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bamburgh, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Farne Islands
Highlights from your plan
Farne Islands ©
Farne Islands
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, then admire all the interesting features of Honister Slate Mine, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grasmere trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bamburgh to Grasmere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Helvellyn
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woolacombe Beach and Plymouth Hoe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth), Weymouth Harbour (in Weymouth) and Cockington Court (in Torquay). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Coleton Fishacre and explore the activities along Brixham Harbour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Exeter trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Grasmere to Exeter in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe Beach, Coleton Fishacre, Brixham Harbour, Plymouth Hoe, Cockington Court
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

1
night
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at Swanage Pier, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, then make a splash at Dorset Waterpark, and finally step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Corfe Castle trip planner .

You can drive from Exeter to Corfe Castle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Corfe Castle, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, Swanage Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip planner.

You can drive from Corfe Castle to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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