18 days in South East England Itinerary

18 days in South East England Itinerary

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18 days in South East England Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24​h
1
London
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Witney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Southampton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dover
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take a stroll through Greenwich, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in London hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Witney.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Witney

Witney ©
Witney is a town on the River Windrush, 12mi west of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. You'll explore and learn at Mechanical Music Museum and The Witney Blanket Hall. Popular historic sites such as St Mary's Church and St Oswald's Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, steep yourself in history at Bletchley Park, and delve into the mystery of Avebury Stone Circle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Witney online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from London to Witney takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Witney

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Burford, Avebury Stone Circle, Corinium Museum, Bletchley Park, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

4
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Stonehenge and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Tank Museum and Hospital of St Cross. Explore Southampton's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). There's more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Southampton visit planner.

Traveling by car from Witney to Southampton takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for Dover on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Southampton

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hospital of St Cross, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Stonehenge, Bournemouth Beach, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Get a sense of the local culture at Dover Castle and Old Town Hastings. You'll explore and learn at Hastings Fishermen's Museum and Kent Battle of Britain Museum. Step out of Dover to go to Bodiam and see Bodiam Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, learn about all things military at PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs of Dover.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dover travel route builder website .

You can drive from Southampton to Dover in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hastings, Bodiam Castle, Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Roman Painted House ©
Roman Painted House