16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: Orlando
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  13​h 45​min
1
Bristol
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bideford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Carlisle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
York
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Orlando

1
night
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, then take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and finally take in the views from Pulteney Bridge. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Haynes International Motor Museum, then take an unorthodox tour of Glastonbury Abbey, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bristol trip itinerary website .

Orlando, USA to Bristol is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Orlando to Bristol, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bideford.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bath, Glastonbury Abbey, Haynes International Motor Museum, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Fashion Museum Bath ©
Fashion Museum Bath
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

2
nights
Bideford

Bideford ©
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. On the 8th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beaches, and then kick back and relax at Saunton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get in on the family fun at The Big Sheep..

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bideford trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Bristol to Bideford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bideford are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bideford

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
The Big Sheep. ©
The Big Sheep.
Tunnels Beaches ©
Tunnels Beaches

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 10th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sculpture by the Lakes, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lucy's Farm, identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Swanage travel route website .

You can drive from Bideford to Swanage in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Swanage sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Sculpture by the Lakes, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate, then explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, kick back and relax at Gorleston Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Corton Woods Local Nature Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Norwich trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Swanage to Norwich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Gorleston Beach, Corton Woods Local Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, and finally don't miss a visit to Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carlisle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Carlisle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Norwich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carlisle, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hexham, Keswick, Aira Force Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Appreciate the collections at Grace Darling Museum and The Bakehouse Gallery. Get outdoors at Beadnell Bay Beach and Farne Islands. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, look for gifts at Barter Books, and step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carlisle to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carlisle in July since evenings lows in Alnwick dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory, Farne Islands, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey, and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Centre for Birds of Prey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre and then have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York day trip app .

Take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in York, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in York

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Helmsley, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
National Centre for Birds of Prey

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