15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Boise
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  18​h
1
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Windermere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Boise

1
night
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Monkey Haven, experience rural life at The Garlic Farm, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine, then identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Carisbrooke Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St George.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sandown itinerary planner.

Boise, USA to Sandown is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boise in May, expect nights in Sandown to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Swanage.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Newport, Church of St George, Shanklin Chine, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Shanklin Chine ©
Shanklin Chine
Church of St George ©
Church of St George
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

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 30th (Thu): learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then get engrossed in the history at Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle. On the next day, stop by Lucy's Farm, then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swanage day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Sandown to Swanage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In May in Swanage, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach and then stroll through Perranporth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St Ives road trip site .

You can drive from Swanage to St Ives in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Swanage in May, plan for little chillier days in St Ives, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach

2
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 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Westward Ho Beach and then kick back and relax at Saunton Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Grunta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Woolacombe trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from St Ives to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tunnels Beaches, Saunton Beach, Westward Ho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kenilworth Castle, then experience rural life at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

Plan trip to Stratford-upon-Avon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Woolacombe to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenilworth Castle, Coventry Transport Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
Coventry Transport Museum ©
Coventry Transport Museum

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): admire the striking features of Norwich Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Horsey Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorleston Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Norwich trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Norwich in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. In June in Norwich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gorleston Beach, Blickling Estate, Horsey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

1
night
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and finally steep yourself in history at Townend. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, get great views at Orrest Head, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and finally stroll through Tarn Hows.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere online road trip planner .

Drive from Norwich to Windermere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Tarn Hows, Townend
Highlights from your plan
Townend ©
Townend
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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