16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Norwich
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Hexham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Bath
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Felbrigg Hall and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. You'll explore and learn at Sandringham House and Gorleston Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Blickling Estate (in Blickling), King's College Chapel (in Cambridge) and IWM Duxford (in Duxford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Ely Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich trip builder website .

New York City, USA to Norwich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Norwich due to the time zone difference. In May, Norwich is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

King's College Chapel, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, IWM Duxford, Ely Cathedral, Blickling Estate
Highlights from your plan
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ©

4
nights
Hexham

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Carlisle Cathedral and Vindolanda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: Aysgarth Falls (in Aysgarth), Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (in Ingleton) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hexham day trip website .

You can drive from Norwich to Hexham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Hexham

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Bamburgh Castle, Aira Force Waterfall, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Predator Experience, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Hexham to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Lakeland Motor Museum, Tarn Hows, Predator Experience, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

1
night
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 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Sculpture by the Lakes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and then identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Swanage itinerary planner.

Getting from Windermere to Swanage by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Swanage can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sculpture by the Lakes, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Sculpture by the Lakes ©
Sculpture by the Lakes
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit Tewkesbury Abbey and Stonehenge for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Highclere Castle (in Newbury), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral and shop like a local with Pulteney Bridge.

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Drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tewkesbury Abbey, Stonehenge, Winchester Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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