16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Helsinki

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 (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Norwich trip maker .

Helsinki, Finland to Norwich is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Norwich reach 12°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Horsey Beach, Gorleston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at The York Dungeon, identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at St Michael's Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, don't miss a visit to Castle Howard, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read York online route builder .

Getting from Norwich to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In November, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, St Michael's Church, Fountains Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Windermere and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Grasmere Chocolate Cottagefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle), Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, and get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside trip builder website .

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Grasmere, Hexham, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pulteney Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bath route site .

Drive from Ambleside to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Lucy's Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Pursenalities, then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and finally explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Swanage trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Swanage by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Swanage are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

2
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Neil Williams photography, then identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, then experience rural life at The Garlic Farm, and finally stop by Oasis The Shop. On your second day here, meet the residents at Monkey Haven, get engrossed in the history at Carisbrooke Castle, then contemplate the long history of Arreton Barns, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St George, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sandown trip itinerary maker app .

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. In November in Sandown, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arreton, Newport, Neil Williams photography, Oasis, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm
Shanklin Chine ©
Shanklin Chine

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, get engrossed in the history at British Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to London in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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