17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
London
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
York
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and National Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hampton Court Palace and The London Film Museum - Covent Garden. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

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Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to London. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Weald & Downland Living Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will appeal to museum buffs. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and The Round Tower will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Portsmouth with a short trip to Arundel Cathedral in Arundel, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The D-Day Story, see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, contemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Royal Navy.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip tool .

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arundel Cathedral, Weald & Downland Living Museum
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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum
The D-Day Story ©
The D-Day Story

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and Bath Street. You'll discover tucked-away gems like No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Tintern Abbey (in Tintern) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

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Getting from Portsmouth to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tintern Abbey, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 4th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, then examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gloucester Life Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Blackfriars, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary de Crypt Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gloucester holiday app .

Getting from Bath to Gloucester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Gloucester are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums
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Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Streetlife Museum of Transport and Holy Trinity Church. You'll explore and learn at Fairfax House and DIG. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, learn about all things military at The York Army Museum, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planner .

You can drive from Gloucester to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in York sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Streetlife Museum of Transport
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Streetlife Museum of Transport ©
Streetlife Museum of Transport
Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker

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