15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Bournemouth
— 1 day
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Plymouth
— 1 night
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Looe
— 2 nights
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Falmouth
— 2 nights
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Sennen Cove
— 2 nights
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St Ives
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Newquay
— 2 nights
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Ilfracombe
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Bournemouth

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Brownsea Island, then explore the activities along Poole Harbour, and then kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bournemouth day trip planning site.

Manchester to Bournemouth is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Plymouth

— 1 night

Spirit of Discovery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buckfast Abbey, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Saltram, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Plymouth Sound.

Plan trip to Plymouth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bournemouth to Plymouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Looe.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Looe

— 2 nights
Looe is a small coastal town, fishing port and civil parish in south-east Cornwall, England, with a population of 5,280 at the 2011 census.Looe is 20 miles west of Plymouth and seven miles south of Liskeard, divided in two by the River Looe, East Looe and West Looe being connected by a bridge. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for gifts at Purely Cornish Farmshop & Deli, then identify plant and animal life at The Monkey Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol, and finally go for a walk through Looe to Polperro walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at St. Winnow Barton Farm Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Looe sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Looe takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Falmouth.

Things to do in Looe

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth

— 2 nights
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 9th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Sail A Classic. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, then don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Grada and Holy Cross Church, Grade, and finally look for gifts at Cornish Tin & Gold.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Falmouth online vacation maker.

You can drive from Looe to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. September in Falmouth sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sennen Cove.

Things to do in Falmouth

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sennen Cove

— 2 nights
Sennen Cove is a small coastal village in the parish of Sennen in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sancreed Church, don't miss a visit to Sancreed Holy Well, and then hike along Cornish Coastal Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sennen Cove day trip planner.

Drive from Falmouth to Sennen Cove in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sennen Cove are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Sennen Cove

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St Ives trip planner.

Getting from Sennen Cove to St Ives by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Newquay

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newquay Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, and then kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Porth Beach, then make a trip to Trevena Square, then delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Fontevrault Chapel.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Newquay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Newquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Ilfracombe

— 2 nights
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. On the 16th (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at Ilfracombe Harbour, then don't miss a visit to St Nicholas Chapel, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ilfracombe trip builder.

Drive from Newquay to Ilfracombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ilfracombe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Parks · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, stop by The Silver Shop of Bath, admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, and snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bath day trip website.

You can drive from Ilfracombe to Bath in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.