15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England itinerary planner

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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weymouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
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Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Bishop's Palace and Gardens and Lollover Hill. Visit The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Glastonbury (White Spring Well & Temple, Chalice Well, &more) and Haynes International Motor Museum (in Sparkford). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planner.

London to Bath is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

St Ives

— 4 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. We've included these beaches for you: Carbis Bay Beach and Crantock Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Screech Owl Sanctuary and Porthcurno Beach. Go for a jaunt from St Ives to Newquay to see Watergate Bay about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthmeor Beach, explore the historical opulence of St. Michael's Mount, hike along Cornwall Coast Path, and kick back and relax at Hayle Towans Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bath to St Ives in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plymouth

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, then brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Cotehele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Maryfield Church, Torpoint, steep yourself in history at Buckland Abbey, National Trust, then make a trip to St Michael and All Angels' Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buckfast Abbey.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Plymouth travel route website.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Plymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Plymouth

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Weymouth

— 4 nights
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Popular historic sites such as Barrington Court and Athelhampton House and Gardens are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Abbotsbury Swannery and Dawlish Warren Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of St George (in Hinton St George), West Bay Harbour (in West Bay) and Forde Abbey & Gardens (in Chard). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Powderham Castle, shop like a local with Sculpture by the Lakes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Weymouth trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Plymouth to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

— 2 nights
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Shell Bay, head outdoors with Fore/Adventure, and then identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Studland beach and Nature Reserve, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.Andrew's Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Swanage online trip maker.

Getting from Weymouth to Swanage by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Swanage can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
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.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.

Devon travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Theme Parks · Gardens
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.

Dorset travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Celebrated novelist Thomas Hardy lived most of his life in Dorset and used it as a setting in many of his finest works. Today, tourists from around the globe use this region as a setting for their great English adventure. Places to visit in this county feature a variety of landscapes, including steep chalk hills, wide clay valleys, and a series of small but thriving dairy farms. Arguably the most important attraction of this rural region is the enormous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching for over 155 km (96 mi). A tour along this coastline, with its fossil-rich beaches and secluded bays, is a trip through time. The landforms of the region document the geologic developments that shaped the surface of our planet over hundreds of millions of years.