15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel planner

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Fly to Manchester, Train to York
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York
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 1 night
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London
— 3 nights
Fly

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York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Merchant Adventurers' Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Scarborough Castle. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to York is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Doha to York, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in May; daily highs in York reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bamburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bamburgh

— 2 nights
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bamburgh day trip website.

Getting from York to Bamburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from York in May: highs in Bamburgh hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Norwich

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, kick back and relax at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsey Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Norwich online journey planner.

Getting from Bamburgh to Norwich by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 2 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Winchester City Mill, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mottisfont Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Arundel Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Arundel Castle and Gardens, and then examine the collection at HMS Victory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Portsmouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. On the 13th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthmeor Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Ives online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Portsmouth to St Ives by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in St Ives are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

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 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bath online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites

London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 16th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

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.