23 days in England Itinerary

23 days in England Itinerary

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23 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Poole
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Newquay
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Blackpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
York
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, walk around St. James's Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Bring the kids along to The Roman Baths and Longleat. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bath Abbey and Castle Combe Village. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey (in Lacock), Chalice Well (in Glastonbury) and Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Stourhead House and Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at American Museum & Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Bristol Aquarium, and take in the local highlights with WalkAndDrawBath.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath online trip builder .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Poole.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Warminster, Bristol Aquarium, Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey, Castle Combe Village, Chalice Well
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bristol Aquarium ©
Bristol Aquarium
Longleat ©
Longleat

2
nights
Poole

Poole ©
Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hengistbury Head Beach and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanarium. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Poole Harbour, then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and then head off the coast to Brownsea Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Poole trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Poole in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Poole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bournemouth, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Oceanarium ©
Oceanarium
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

2
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
On the 19th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, and then see the interesting displays at National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Eden Project, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden, and then see Ticket to Ride Surf School.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newquay road trip planner .

You can drive from Poole to Newquay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Falmouth, Eden Project, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, Ticket to Ride Surf School, Lanhydrock House and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo, and then browse the exhibits of Walker Art Gallery. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lyme Park and then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Newquay to Liverpool takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lyme Park, Chester Zoo, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
Lyme Park ©
Lyme Park
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery

2
nights
Blackpool

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
On the 23rd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Lancaster Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Eric Morecambe Statue, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Blackpool Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Comedy Carpet. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along North Pier, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Blackpool Zoo, and then get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackpool online holiday planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Eric Morecambe Statue, Lancaster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Blackpool Zoo ©
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
The Blackpool Tower ©
The Blackpool Tower

2
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarn Hows, then contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, and then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, get to know the resident critters at The Lake District Wildlife Park, and then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Keswick vacation site .

Traveling by car from Blackpool to Keswick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Keswick can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tarn Hows, Easedale Tarn
Highlights from your plan
The Lake District Wildlife Park ©
The Lake District Wildlife Park
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

2
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory and then get curious at The Discovery Museum. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Bowes Museum and then steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Keswick to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Keswick in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Newcastle upon Tyne, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Durham Cathedral, The Bowes Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Bowes Museum ©
The Bowes Museum
The Discovery Museum ©
The Discovery Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Filey Beach and World of James Herriot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Aysgarth Falls (in Aysgarth) and Bolton Abbey (in Bolton Abbey). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, look for gifts at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

Before you visit York, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

World of James Herriot, Aysgarth Falls, Filey Beach, Bolton Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Aysgarth Falls ©
Aysgarth Falls
World of James Herriot ©
World of James Herriot

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