21 days in South East England & South West England Itinerary

21 days in South East England & South West England Itinerary

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21 days in South East England & South West England Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Dover
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Chipping Campden
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our London travel itinerary planner .

Kansas City, USA to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. In June, London is little chillier than Kansas City - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at White Cliffs of Dover and then make a trip to Dover Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dover online trip maker .

Getting from London to Dover by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover

2
nights
Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
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.
Brighton and Hove is known for nightlife, shopping, beaches, spas, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Gustamps, wander the streets of North Laine, don't miss a visit to British Airways i360, and steep yourself in history at Royal Pavilion.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dover to Brighton and Hove takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier

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nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carbis Bay Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Tate Gallery St. Ives.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives trip planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to St Ives in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in St Ives sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

2
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Marine Aquarium, wander the streets of The Barbican, then visit a coastal fixture at Smeaton's Tower, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Plymouth Gin Distillery.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Plymouth trip site .

Getting from St Ives to Plymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Burrator Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
National Marine Aquarium ©
National Marine Aquarium
Plymouth Hoe ©
Plymouth Hoe
Naval Memorial ©
Naval Memorial

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Bath is known for museums, historic sites, spas, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Victoria Park, and see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walking tours
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

3
nights
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Explore Chipping Campden's surroundings by going to Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chipping Campden trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Bath to Chipping Campden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Chipping Campden, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Tewkesbury Abbey, Sudeley Castle, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden