15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Alnwick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Scarborough
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Woolacombe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, then stroll through Ross Back Sands Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Alnwick is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki to Alnwick, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in July, you will find days in Alnwick are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Castle, Ross Back Sands Beach, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Ross Back Sands Beach ©
Ross Back Sands Beach
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

4
nights
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Filey Beach and Peasholm Park. Get in touch with nature at Scarborough Beach and Sandsend Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scarborough: Whitby (Whitby Abbey, Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, & more) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Scarborough Fair Collection.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Scarborough travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Alnwick to Scarborough in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. British Museum and Churchill War Rooms are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London vacation planner.

Getting from Scarborough to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Scarborough in July since evenings lows in London dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Woolacombe.

Things to do in London

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

3
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Westward Ho Beach, kick back and relax at Barricane Beach, and then kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beaches, and then kick back and relax at Saunton Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Woolacombe sightseeing planner.

Getting from London to Woolacombe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Westward Ho Beach, Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Crantock Beach and Porthminster Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Porthmeor Beach and Perranporth Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in St Austell) and National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Newquay vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Woolacombe to Newquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Newquay sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, National Lobster Hatchery, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Perranporth Beach, Crantock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

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