21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

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21 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bristol
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Penrith
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hengistbury Head Beach and St Andrews Church. Get outdoors at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Beachy Head. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Wight Karting (in Ryde), Gustamps (in Brighton) and Osborne House (in East Cowes). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, examine the collection at Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Portsmouth, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Osborne House, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, St Andrews Church, Gustamps, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Wight Karting ©
Wight Karting

3
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abbotsbury Swannery and Corfe Castle. Get outdoors at Durlston Country Park and Weymouth Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weymouth: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Weymouth trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, Monkey World, The Donkey Sanctuary, Durlston Country Park, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Abbotsbury Swannery ©
Abbotsbury Swannery
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

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 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at St. Michael's Mount. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach, then get all the information you need at National Lobster Hatchery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Newquay trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Newquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Garden, St. Michael's Mount, Perranporth Beach, National Lobster Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
National Lobster Hatchery ©
National Lobster Hatchery

3
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glastonbury Tor and Quaker Burial Ground. Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Oxford (Walking tours & Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Symonds Yat Rock, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, step into the grandiose world of Goodrich Castle, and take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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

Traveling by car from Newquay to Bristol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Oxford, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor, Goodrich Castle, Symonds Yat Rock
Highlights from your plan
Glastonbury Tor ©
Glastonbury Tor
Symonds Yat Rock ©
Symonds Yat Rock
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle

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.
Escape the urban bustle at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Peasholm Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Aysgarth Falls and Filey Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Scarborough (Hairy Bobs Cave & Scarborough Beach) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham).

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our York journey website .

Traveling by car from Bristol to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Filey Beach, Aysgarth Falls
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Aysgarth Falls ©
Aysgarth Falls
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Visiting Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and Catbells Lakeland Walk will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aira Force Waterfall and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Lake Windermere (in Windermere), White Scar Cave (in Ingleton) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and don't miss a visit to Little Salkeld Watermill.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Penrith online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from York to Penrith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Ingleton, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Tarn Hows, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

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