19 days in Southern England, Wells & Wales Itinerary

19 days in Southern England, Wells & Wales Itinerary

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19 days in Southern England, Wells & Wales Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h
1
London
— Few hours
car:  1​h
2
Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  1​h
4
Wells
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hay-on-Wye
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Abergavenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Betws-y-Coed
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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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.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London road trip website .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in London reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Canterbury.

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Canterbury trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from London to Canterbury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toPortsmouth.

Things to do in Canterbury

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dymchurch Beach, Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Highlights from your plan
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort ©
Reculver Towers and Roman Fort

2
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Shanklin Beach, do a tasting at Adgestone Vineyard, and then kick back and relax at Yaverland Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mildred's Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandown day trip planning website .

Getting from Portsmouth to Sandown by combination of ferry and bus takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Sandown can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wells.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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nights
Wells

Wells ©
Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wells Cathedral and Lytes Cary Manor. Escape the urban bustle at Cheddar Gorge and Melincourt Waterfall.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wells day trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Sandown to Wells in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Wells, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Abergavenny.

Things to do in Wells

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust), Cheddar Gorge, Melincourt Waterfall
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Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust) ©
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
Cheddar Gorge ©
Cheddar Gorge

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nights
Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye ©
Hay-on-Wye, often abbreviated to just "Hay", is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Warren and Offa's Dyke. Popular historic sites such as Hay Castle and Hopton Castle Ruin are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hay-on-Wye: St Mary the Virgin (in Pembridge), Water Break Its Neck (in New Radnor) and Shobdon Church (in Shobdon). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Brook Street Pottery & Gallery, look for gifts at Eighteen Rabbit, and take in the views from Whitney Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hay-on-Wye road trip planning site .

You can drive from Wells to Hay-on-Wye in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hay-on-Wye are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abergavenny.

Things to do in Hay-on-Wye

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Offa's Dyke, Shobdon Church, Water Break Its Neck, Hopton Castle Ruin, Whitney Bridge
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The Warren ©
The Warren
Shobdon Church ©
Shobdon Church
Hopton Castle Ruin ©
Hopton Castle Ruin

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night
Abergavenny

Abergavenny
Abergavenny is a market town in Monmouthshire, Wales. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of National Trust - Brockhampton Estate, and then contemplate the long history of The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Abergavenny tour planner .

Traveling by car from Wells to Abergavenny takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Abergavenny

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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nights
Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed ©
Visiting Harlech Beach and Snowdonia National Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Harlech Castle and Criccieth Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Betws-y-Coed: Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Criccieth Beach (in Criccieth).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Betws-y-Coed trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Abergavenny to Betws-y-Coed in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Betws-y-Coed are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harlech, Criccieth, Snowdonia National Park, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Criccieth Castle ©
Criccieth Castle

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nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Avebury Manor, then contemplate the long history of Chedworth Roman Villa, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford road trip planning site .

You can drive from Betws-y-Coed to Oxford in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Betws-y-Coed in September, plan for little chillier nights in Oxford, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Chedworth Roman Villa, Cotswolds Distillery, St. Martin's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Chedworth Roman Villa ©
Chedworth Roman Villa
St. Martin's Church ©
St. Martin's Church

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