15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fountains Abbey and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary builder app .

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sydney to York, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in York hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Filey Beach, Fountains Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Scarborough Beach
Highlights from your plan
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and then take in the views from Pulteney Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral, and then explore the striking landscape at Glastonbury Tor.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bath route maker tool .

Drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lucy's Farm, then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum, and finally examine the collection at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Swanage route planning website .

You can drive from Bath to Swanage in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Swanage, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe

2
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
On the 28th (Sun), shop like a local with The Garlic Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St George, then steep yourself in history at Arreton Barns, and finally explore the historical opulence of Carisbrooke Castle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, visit a coastal fixture at St Catherine's Lighthouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish of Saint Lawrence, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sandown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Swanage to Sandown by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Sandown can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Sandown

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ventnor, Arreton, Shanklin Chine, St Catherine's Lighthouse, Carisbrooke Castle
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill War Rooms and Westminster Abbey. Museum-lovers will appreciate Victoria and Albert Museum and National Gallery. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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