22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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22 days in England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bristol
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Liverpool
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
York
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

2
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. HMS Warrior 1860 and Winchester Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like HMS Victory and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Go for a jaunt from Portsmouth to East Cowes to see Osborne House about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth online vacation planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Portsmouth. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get a bit cooler in Portsmouth: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Winchester Cathedral, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Get a sense of the local culture at Corfe Castle and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sandbanks Beach and The Tank Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Longleat (in Warminster) and Weymouth Harbour (in Weymouth). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bournemouth Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bournemouth road trip planning website .

Getting from Portsmouth to Bournemouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandbanks Beach, Weymouth Harbour, Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

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.
Get some historical perspective at Castell Coch and Caerphilly Castle. Tintern Abbey and Bath Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bristol side-trips: Tretower Castle & Court (in Tretower), Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon) and Cardiff (St Fagans National Museum of History & Cardiff Castle). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths and examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bristol trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bournemouth to Bristol in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cardiff, Bath, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Tintern Abbey, Caerphilly Castle
Highlights from your plan
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

4
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Appreciate the collections at National Trust Penrhyn Castle and Conwy Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plas Mawr and Harlech Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), National Slate Museum (in Llanberis) and Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Powis Castle and Garden, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Chirk Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary & All Saints, and make a trip to Conwy Town Walls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool online travel route planner .

Drive from Bristol to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Harlech Castle, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), National Trust - Chirk Castle, Marble Church
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and Fountains Abbey. National Railway Museum and York's Chocolate Story will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from York with a short trip to Whitby Abbey in Whitby, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, and contemplate the long history of York Minster.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Whitby Abbey, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Westminster Abbey and Queen Elizabeth II Great Court. Take a break from London with a short trip to Dover Castle in Dover, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of St Bride's, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London online trip builder .

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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