17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: Invercargill
Fly + Drive:  45​h
1
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  39​h
End: Invercargill

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. You'll explore and learn at Vindolanda and Grace Darling Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island) and Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, look for gifts at The Emporium, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Alnwick itinerary planner.

Invercargill, New Zealand to Alnwick is an approximately 45-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -12 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rothbury, Bamburgh, Hexham, Lindisfarne Castle
Highlights from your plan
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fountains Abbey and Eden Camp. You'll explore and learn at National Railway Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: National Coal Mining Museum for England (in Overton), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (in Wakefield) and Peasholm Park (in Scarborough). There's more to do: take a stroll through York Shambles and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York vacation builder.

You can drive from Alnwick to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in York are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wakefield, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Peasholm Park, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life, then steep yourself in history at Lincoln Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Sir Joseph Banks Centre, browse for treasures at Drill Hall, then engage your brain at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, and finally stop by Garnetts Sweet Shop.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln vacation trip planner.

You can drive from York to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Horncastle, Garnetts Sweet Shop, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

3
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Osborne House and St Lawrence Old Church will appeal to history buffs. Head to The Garlic Farm and The Mulberry Tree Woodturneryfor plenty of shopping.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sandown itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Sandown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Sandown, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Sandown

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ventnor, Arreton, St Catherine's Lighthouse, The Mulberry Tree Woodturnery, Carisbrooke Castle
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

2
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.
National Gallery and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, view the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Sandown to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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