15 days in Southern England Itinerary

15 days in Southern England Itinerary

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15 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
5
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Oxford
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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.
You'll explore and learn at Westminster Abbey and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Tower of London. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London sightseeing website .

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In April, London is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Eastbourne.

Things to do in London

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

2
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town Hastings, step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, then witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Beachy Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with North Laine, stop by Gustamps, then examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Parish Church.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Eastbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from London to Eastbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Eastbourne sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hastings, Brighton and Hove, St. Mary's Parish Church, Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, then get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, then browse the exhibits of Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, and finally contemplate the long history of Winchester Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arundel Castle and Gardens.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip planner .

Getting from Eastbourne to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chichester, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum ©
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

2
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Isle of Wight Steam Railway, then stroll through Godshill Model Village, and then step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): experience rural life at West Wight Alpacas, contemplate the long history of The Needles Battery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quarr Abbey, and finally get your game on at Wight Karting.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Newport are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Ryde, Godshill Model Village, The Needles Battery, West Wight Alpacas, Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery
Quarr Abbey ©
Quarr Abbey

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden, and then explore the ancient world of St Mawes Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Just-in-Roseland Church, then admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glendurgan Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pendennis Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Falmouth trip maker site .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Newport to Falmouth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lanhydrock House and Garden, St Mawes Castle, St Just-in-Roseland Church, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
St Mawes Castle ©
St Mawes Castle

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then get lost in a book at Bodleian Library, and finally step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the historical opulence of Oxford Castle & Prison, and then engage your brain at Museum of the History of Science.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oxford road trip planning website .

You can drive from Falmouth to Oxford in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oxford when traveling from Falmouth in April, with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Highclere Castle
Highlights from your plan
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum
Oxford Castle & Prison ©
Oxford Castle & Prison

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