21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

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21 days in England Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  5​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nottingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Istanbul

3
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.
Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, browse the exhibits of Apsley House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Regent's Canal.

Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Istanbul, Turkey to London is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Broads National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Hickling Broad and then take an in-depth tour of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Norwich journey planner.

Getting from London to Norwich by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Norwich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gorleston Beach, Hickling Broad
Highlights from your plan
The Broads National Park ©
The Broads National Park
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York City Walls and York Cold War Bunker. York Minster and Guildhall will appeal to history buffs. Step out of York to go to Bridlington and see Fraisthorpe Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read York road trip app .

Getting from Norwich to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fraisthorpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker

3
nights
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Visiting Ladybower Reservoir and Sett Valley Trail will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chatsworth House and City of Caves. Step out of Nottingham to go to Bakewell and see Monsal Trail, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nottingham trip planner .

You can drive from York to Nottingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Nottingham

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bakewell, Sett Valley Trail, Kinder Scout, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Kinder Scout ©
Kinder Scout

2
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kenilworth Castle, cool off at Kingsbury Water Park, and then see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Warwick tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nottingham to Warwick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July in Warwick, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Black Country Living Museum, Kingsbury Water Park, Sudeley Castle, Kenilworth Castle
Highlights from your plan
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bath Abbey and Bath City Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Grand Pier (in Weston super Mare), Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar) and Goodrich Castle (in Goodrich). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at The Forest of Dean, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, explore the activities along Kennet & Avon Canal - Bath Deep Lock (8/9), and relax and rejuvenate at Thermae Bath Spa.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath online day trip planner .

You can drive from Warwick to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Pier, River Avon, Kennet & Avon Canal - Bath Deep Lock (8/9), Cheddar Gorge, Goodrich Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Cheddar Gorge ©
Cheddar Gorge

2
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. On the 24th (Fri), get active on the water at Nomad Sailing, then take a tour of HMS Warrior 1860, then learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and finally steep yourself in history at Dockyard Apprentice. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Tudor House and Garden, and then explore the striking landscape of New Forest National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Portsmouth trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tudor House and Garden, Nomad Sailing, Winchester Cathedral, New Forest National Park
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

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