16 days in Southern England Itinerary

16 days in Southern England Itinerary

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16 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h
1
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
4
Canterbury
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre and Cotehele will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Porthminster Beach and Pendennis Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: Penlee House Gallery & Museum (in Penzance), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (in St Ives). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Glendurgan Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Newquay trip itinerary website .

New York City, USA to Newquay is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Falmouth, St Ives, Perranporth Beach, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre
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Cotehele ©
Cotehele
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Upton House and Gardens and Pitt Rivers Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Bombay Sapphire Distillery. Explore Oxford's surroundings by going to Highclere Castle (in Newbury), Winchester (Winchester Cathedral & The Great Hall) and Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Oxford Castle & Prison and explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral.

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Drive from Newquay to Oxford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Upton House and Gardens, Highclere Castle, Waddesdon Manor
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Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Upton House and Gardens ©
Upton House and Gardens
Waddesdon Manor ©
Waddesdon Manor

5
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.
HMS Warrior 1860 and Beachy Head are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit HMS Victory and Victoria and Albert Museum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps) and St Andrew's Church (in Alfriston). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London travel planner .

Traveling by train from Oxford to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Canterbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Brighton and Hove, St Andrew's Church, Beachy Head
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860

3
nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Mary's Parish Church and Walmer Castle and Gardens. Camber Sands and Ramsgate Tunnels will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Canterbury's surroundings by going to Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre (in Sandwich), Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam) and Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town Hastings and take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs of Dover.

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

Traveling by train from London to Canterbury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Bodiam Castle, St. Mary's Parish Church, Ramsgate Tunnels, Old Town Hastings
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Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church

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