18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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18 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Scarborough
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h
3
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  4​h
5
York
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

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.
Head to Camden Market and Fortnum & Masonfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like IWM Duxford and Regent Street. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary maker tool .

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. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Scarborough.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at The Scarborough Fair Collection, then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and then kick back and relax at Robin Hoods Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Ryedale Folk Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Staithes Beach, and then take in the views from Swing Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Scarborough trip website .

Getting from London to Scarborough by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. September in Scarborough sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Swing Bridge, Robin Hoods Bay Beach, Ryedale Folk Museum, Staithes Beach
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Ryedale Folk Museum ©
Ryedale Folk Museum
The Scarborough Fair Collection ©
The Scarborough Fair Collection

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perranporth Beach and Carbis Bay Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Porthminster Beach and Crantock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives) and Godrevy Beach (in Gwithian). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Truro Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Newquay trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Scarborough to Newquay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Crantock Beach, Perranporth Beach, Truro Cathedral, Godrevy Beach
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Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at HMS Warrior 1860 and The D-Day Story. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. Take a break from Portsmouth with a short trip to Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, step into the grandiose world of Southsea Castle, take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosham Quay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth itinerary planning app .

Drive from Newquay to Portsmouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to York.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chichester, The Roman Baths
Highlights from your plan
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yorkshire Air Museum and Spas. Head to York Shambles and Fudge Kitchen Yorkfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fairfax House, sample the tasty concoctions at Brew York, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com, and take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York sightseeing planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to York by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in York

Museums Shopping Spas
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Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum
Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

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