21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 2 nights
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Bowness-on-Windermere
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Scarborough
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Weymouth
— 2 nights
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
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London

— 2 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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London online itinerary planner.

Paris, France to London is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Bowness-on-Windermere

— 2 nights
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. On the 10th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Orrest Head, admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bowness-on-Windermere online driving holiday planner.

Getting from London to Bowness-on-Windermere by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, then see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Museum Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, then delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and finally contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our York sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bowness-on-Windermere to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in York are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Scarborough.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Scarborough

— 1 night
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach, step into the grandiose world of Scarborough Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Scarborough vacation maker tool.

You can drive from York to Scarborough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Scarborough, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. On the 15th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life, then admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln planner.

Getting from Scarborough to Lincoln by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums

Oxford

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally walk around Christ Church Meadow. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): hunt for treasures at The Covered Market Oxford, examine the collection at Combe Mill, contemplate the long history of Oxford Castle & Prison, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oxford driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Oxford in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glastonbury Tor, then admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, then browse the exhibits of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip website.

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Torquay

— 2 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Coleton Fishacre, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, and finally stroll around Cockington Country Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Greenway House, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kents Cavern, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Exeter Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Exeter Quay.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bath to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Weymouth

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort, then make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, and finally stroll through Weymouth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, and then don't miss a visit to The Cobb.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Weymouth trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Torquay to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

— 1 night
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Purbeck Holistic Therapy, then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Studland beach and Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Swanage trip website.

Drive from Weymouth to Swanage in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Portsmouth

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at HMS Victory, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, step aboard HMS Warrior 1860, then don't miss a visit to The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, and finally explore the world behind art at Chichester Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hawking About.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth day trip site.

You can drive from Swanage to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at The Therapy Shop, enjoy breathtaking views from British Airways i360, stop by Gustamps, then take a stroll through The Lanes, and finally visit North Laine.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove online travel planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

England travel guide

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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.