20 days in England Itinerary

20 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England journey planner

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St Leonards
— 3 nights
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Arundel
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canterbury
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shaftesbury
— 2 nights

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St Leonards

— 3 nights
St Leonards is a village in south east Dorset, England, situated on the A31 road in the north of the Bournemouth-Poole urban area, adjacent to St Ives and Ashley Heath. St Leonards is known for spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a charming ride with Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, make a trip to Cranborne Manor, see the interesting displays at Bournemouth Aviation Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Longham Lakes.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St Leonards trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to St Leonards. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Arundel.

Things to do in St Leonards

Parks · Tours · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arundel

— 3 nights
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. When in Arundel, make a side trip to see Nymans in Haywards Heath, approximately Haywards Heath away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawking About, step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, stroll around Hotham Park, and look for gifts at Castle Chocolates of Arundel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Arundel route planner.

Traveling by car from St Leonards to Arundel takes 1.5 hours. In June in Arundel, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rye.

Things to do in Arundel

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Rye

— 2 nights
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Rye is known for beaches, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Landgate, let the kids burn off some steam at Alexandra Park, and wander the streets of Old Town Hastings.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rye trip maker app.

You can drive from Arundel to Rye in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Canterbury

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canterbury: Dover Castle (in Dover) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Christ Church Gate, take in nature's colorful creations at Westgate Gardens, and stay fit while traveling at BodyWell Group.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canterbury travel route planner.

Getting from Rye to Canterbury by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochester

— 3 nights
Rochester is a town and historic city in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, England. Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Chelmsford (RHS Garden Hyde Hall & Tropical Wings Zoo), Five Arches (in Sidcup) and Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation (in Eynsford). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rochester Castle, examine the collection at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, explore the ancient world of Coldrum Long Barrow, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rochester Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester visit planner.

Drive from Canterbury to Rochester in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Rochester, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Tunbridge Wells

— 3 nights
Royal Tunbridge Wells is a large affluent town in western Kent, England, about 40mi south-east of central London by road, 34.5mi by rail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Royal Tunbridge Wells: Beachy Head (in Eastbourne) and Sissinghurst Castle Garden (in Sissinghurst). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Scotney Castle Garden, explore the galleries of Hever Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Furnace Pond.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Royal Tunbridge Wells day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Royal Tunbridge Wells takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shaftesbury.

Things to do in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Shaftesbury

— 2 nights
Shaftesbury is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, then examine the collection at Gold Hill Museum, and then go for a walk through Stourhead House and Garden.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shaftesbury driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Shaftesbury in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Shaftesbury can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C.

Things to do in Shaftesbury

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.