15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
York
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Columbia

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 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Norwich Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John Maddermarket, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at BeWILDerwood.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Norwich holiday planner.

Columbia, USA to Norwich is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Columbia in July: highs in Norwich hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Norwich

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

BeWILDerwood, Gorleston Beach
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Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
BeWILDerwood ©
BeWILDerwood
Church of St John Maddermarket ©
Church of St John Maddermarket

1
night
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. On the 7th (Tue), learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, then make a splash at Dorset Waterpark, and finally explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Corfe Castle online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Norwich to Corfe Castle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

2
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Shanklin Chine, then make a trip to Godshill Model Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Blackgang Chine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Newport road trip planning app .

Getting from Corfe Castle to Newport by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ventnor, Godshill Model Village, Shanklin Chine
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Godshill Model Village ©
Godshill Model Village
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Blackgang Chine ©
Blackgang Chine

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. On the 10th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Arundel Castle and Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at HMS Victory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860, steep yourself in history at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, then don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Newport to Portsmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Chichester Cathedral, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Chichester Cathedral ©
Chichester Cathedral
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens

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. On the 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, contemplate the long history of Kenilworth Castle, then explore the world behind art at The MAD Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Coventry Transport Museum, Kenilworth Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
The MAD Museum ©
The MAD Museum
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Windermere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside journey planner.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction ©

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Castle Howard, steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey, and then contemplate the long history of Fountains Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, stroll through Filey Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Flamborough Lighthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our York road trip website .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to York takes 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 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rievaulx Abbey, Flamborough Lighthouse, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

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