21 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

21 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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21 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bamburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Silverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 45​min
6
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Amesbury
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Visiting King Arthur's Round Table and Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Penrith Methodist Church and Keld Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mayburgh Henge, get a taste of the local shopping with Red Barn Gallery, get your game on at Cumbrian Adventures, and take an in-depth tour of Penrith Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith online road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Penrith is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Penrith due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Penrith when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mayburgh Henge ©
Mayburgh Henge
King Arthur's Round Table ©
King Arthur's Round Table
Penrith Methodist Church ©
Penrith Methodist Church

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): wander the streets of New Town, look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, then take in the exciting artwork at Jupiter Artland, and finally steep yourself in history at Hopetoun House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at People's Story, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then appreciate the history behind The Genius of Architecture, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Penrith to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Edinburgh, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
New Town ©
New Town

3
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eyemouth Harbour and Jedburgh Abbey. Get some cultural insight at Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. Get out of town with these interesting Bamburgh side-trips: Berwick upon Tweed (Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, Lady Waterford Hall, & more), Dryburgh Abbey (in St. Boswells) and Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve (in Holy Island). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and identify plant and animal life at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bamburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Bamburgh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Silverstone.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Jedburgh, Holy Island, Eyemouth Harbour, Dryburgh Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve ©
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Eyemouth Harbour ©
Eyemouth Harbour

1
night
Silverstone

Silverstone ©
Silverstone is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England, perhaps best known for its race circuit. On the 13th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at St Mary Magdalen, then identify plant and animal life at Evenley Wood Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Arkadia Alpacas - Great Ground Farm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Mary the Virgin.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Silverstone trip website .

You can drive from Bamburgh to Silverstone in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Silverstone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Mary Magdalen, Arkadia Alpacas - Great Ground Farm, Evenley Wood Garden, The Church of St Mary the Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Evenley Wood Garden ©
Evenley Wood Garden
Arkadia Alpacas - Great Ground Farm ©
St Mary Magdalen ©
St Mary Magdalen

2
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Roly's Fudge Pantry Newquay, then brush up on your military savvy at Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Towan Beach. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Asylum Entertainment, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then let little ones run wild at Jungle Jack's.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Newquay tour builder site .

Drive from Silverstone to Newquay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
Fishing Charters & Tours
Jungle Jack's ©
Jungle Jack's

2
nights
Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Dinosaur Expeditions CIC, then kick back and relax at Steephill Cove Beach, and then walk around Ventnor Park and Putting Green. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Adgestone Vineyard, have some family-friendly fun at Pirates Cove - Shanklin, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Boniface Old Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bonchurch Landslip.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ventnor online visit planner .

Getting from Newquay to Ventnor by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ventnor are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dinosaur Expeditions CIC, Pirates Cove - Shanklin, Adgestone Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC ©
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC
Steephill Cove Beach ©
Steephill Cove Beach
Pirates Cove - Shanklin ©
Pirates Cove - Shanklin

2
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastbourne Heritage Centre, view the masterpieces at Henry Paddon Contemporary Art, then make a trip to Emma Mason Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Holywell Retreat Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Eastbourne trip planner.

You can drive from Ventnor to Eastbourne in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Eastbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Amesbury.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Outdoors Golf Museums
Highlights from your plan
Willingdon Golf Club ©
Willingdon Golf Club
Eastbourne Heritage Centre ©
Eastbourne Heritage Centre
Henry Paddon Contemporary Art ©
Henry Paddon Contemporary Art

3
nights
Amesbury

Amesbury ©
Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. You've now added Stonehenge to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cholderton Charlie's Farm and The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Melor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amesbury History Centre and The Cuckoo Stone. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Durrington Walls, have some family-friendly fun at Larkhill Space Station, and stop by Cholderton Farm Shop & Cafe.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amesbury trip website .

You can drive from Eastbourne to Amesbury in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Amesbury, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Cholderton, Larkhill Space Station, The Cuckoo Stone
Highlights from your plan
The Cuckoo Stone ©
The Cuckoo Stone
Cholderton Charlie's Farm ©
Cholderton Charlie's Farm
Amesbury History Centre ©
Amesbury History Centre

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