19 days in England Itinerary

19 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route builder

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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Fly
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London
— 4 nights
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Dover
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive
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Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Farne Islands and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, and admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick journey planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Alnwick due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Alnwick hover around 56°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Getting from Alnwick to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Alnwick in May, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. On the 14th (Fri), get interesting insight from Dover Sea Safari, steep yourself in history at Ramsgate Tunnels, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wingham Wildlife Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Walmer Castle and Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, and then take a leisurely stroll along Folkestone Harbour Arm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dover, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Dover by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

— 1 night
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): cool off at Dorset Adventure Park, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Old Harry Rocks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Swanage tour planning app.

Drive from Dover to Swanage in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Swanage sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Weymouth

— 3 nights
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Weymouth Beach and Weymouth Harbour. Explore Weymouth's surroundings by going to The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, and head outdoors with Jurassic Safari.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Weymouth day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Swanage to Weymouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woolacombe

— 2 nights
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, stroll through Walk - Morte Point Trail, and then stroll through Saunton Beach. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at RHS Garden Rosemoor and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Westward Ho Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Weymouth to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Woolacombe are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and then kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, then take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glendurgan Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St Ives trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to St Ives takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in St Ives sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.