15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + train:  20​h 45​min
1
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
York
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then kick back and relax at Porthmeor Beach, and then kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to St Ives is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, St Ives is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Perranporth Beach
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Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Swanage attractions app .

You can drive from St Ives to Swanage in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from St Ives, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Swanage, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum
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StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe

3
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carisbrooke Castle and St Catherine's Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Arreton Barns and Church of St George.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sandown trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Swanage to Sandown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. June in Sandown sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niton, Arreton, Newport, Shanklin, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
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 30th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and then do a tasting at Winbirri Vineyards.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Norwich route planner.

Getting from Sandown to Norwich by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, flight, and bus. June in Norwich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ambleside.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games
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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Room Escape Games
Winbirri Vineyards ©
Winbirri Vineyards

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 2nd (Mon), explore the activities along Derwentwater, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Norwich to Ambleside in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, Derwentwater, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©

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.
On the 4th (Wed), get your game on at The York Dungeon, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and then delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Castle Howard, and then see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our York trip planning tool .

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, York Bird of Prey Centre, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

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