17 days in Southern England Itinerary

17 days in Southern England Itinerary

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17 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Battle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
4
St Ives
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arundel Castle and Gardens and Tower of London. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Church of St Mary Magdalene (in Littlehampton) and Zimmer Stewart Gallery (in Arundel). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, London is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Battle.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arundel, Church of St Mary Magdalene
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Battle

Battle ©
Battle is a small town and civil parish in the local government district of Rother in East Sussex, England. On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bateman's, explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, then take in the pleasant sights at St Andrew's Church Tower Fairlight TN35 4AB, then take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, and finally take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Big Cat Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sissinghurst Castle Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Battle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from London to Battle in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Battle are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Battle

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hastings, Bateman's, Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, St Andrew's Church Tower Fairlight TN35 4AB
Highlights from your plan
Bateman's ©
Bateman's
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

4
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Needles Battery and St Peter's Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carisbrooke Castle and Brighstone Village Museum. Step out of Newport to go to Yarmouth and see St James Church, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Newport day trip app .

Traveling by car from Battle to Newport takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Battle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Newport, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ryde, Yarmouth, Godshill Model Village, The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery
Quarr Abbey ©
Quarr Abbey

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crantock Beach and Screech Owl Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Carbis Bay Beach and Porthminster Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth), Falmouth (Pendennis Castle & Trebah Garden) and St Mawes Church (in St Mawes). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at The Penwith Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read St Ives driving holiday planner.

Getting from Newport to St Ives by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Perranporth Beach, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, St Mawes Church
Highlights from your plan
Pendennis Castle ©
Pendennis Castle
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

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