16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h
1
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Scarborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 17th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Low Newton by the Sea Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Alnwick is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Alnwick is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect nights in Alnwick to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
Low Newton by the Sea Beach ©
Low Newton by the Sea Beach
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

2
nights
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Whitby Abbey. You'll get in some beach time at Sandsend Beach and Scarborough Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scarborough: Whitby (St Hilda's Church & Whitby Harbour Apartment). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Filey Beach and explore the activities along Peasholm Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Scarborough trip builder.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Scarborough takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. On the 22nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life, then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln travel planner.

Traveling by car from Scarborough to Lincoln takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Castle ©
Lincoln Castle
Museum of Lincolnshire Life ©
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Fistral Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach and then kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Newquay trip builder.

Getting from Lincoln to Newquay by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Newquay, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St Ives, Perranporth Beach, Crantock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

2
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. On the 26th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Monkey World and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salisbury Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, and then kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bournemouth tour planner.

You can drive from Newquay to Bournemouth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wareham, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Weymouth Beach, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach

2
nights
Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse and Church of St George are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Godshill Model Village. Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Blackgang Chine.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ventnor itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bournemouth to Ventnor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ventnor

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shanklin, Church of St George, Godshill Model Village, The Garlic Farm, St Catherine's Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Godshill Model Village ©
Godshill Model Village
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Blackgang Chine ©
Blackgang Chine

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