22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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22 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Carlisle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Windermere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
4
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bideford
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Eastbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aira Force Waterfall and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. You'll explore and learn at Vindolanda and Carlisle Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Carlisle to Aysgarth to see Aysgarth Falls about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Carlisle trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Carlisle is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Carlisle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Carlisle are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Carlisle

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Hexham, Aira Force Waterfall, Aysgarth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

2
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and finally look for gifts at Barter Books. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, and finally make a trip to The Elizabethan Walls.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bamburgh trip maker website .

You can drive from Carlisle to Bamburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Carlisle in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Bamburgh, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Holy Island, Alnwick, The Elizabethan Walls, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Escape the urban bustle at Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and Lake Windermere. Muncaster Castle and Orrest Head will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere), White Scar Cave (in Ingleton) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Bamburgh to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ingleton, Muncaster Castle, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Sizergh Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum and Tintagel Castle. Get in touch with nature at Perranporth Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Hardy Exotics (in Penzance), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Porthminster Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newquay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Windermere to Newquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bideford.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Hardy Exotics, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Perranporth Beach, Tintagel Castle
Highlights from your plan
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

3
nights
Bideford

Bideford ©
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Escape the urban bustle at Westward Ho Beach and Baggy Point Easy Access Walk. Bideford Railway Heritage Centre and 83 The Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bideford side-trips: Dunster Castle (in Dunster), Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe) and Saunton Beach (in Saunton). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Valley of the Rocks and explore the historical opulence of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bideford journey planner.

Getting from Newquay to Bideford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bideford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bideford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, 83 The Gallery, Dunster Castle, Saunton Beach, Valley of the Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Baggy Point Easy Access Walk ©
Baggy Point Easy Access Walk
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach

4
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. Appreciate the collections at HMS Warrior 1860 and Carisbrooke Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to The Garlic Farm and Portland Bill Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), Bembridge Windmill (in Bembridge) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Winchester Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth trip maker .

You can drive from Bideford to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester, Corfe Castle, Bembridge Windmill, The Garlic Farm, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

3
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bodiam Castle and Hastings Pier. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battle Abbey and Battlefield and Camber Sands. Get out of town with these interesting Eastbourne side-trips: Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, and steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Parish Church.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eastbourne day trip planning app .

Drive from Portsmouth to Eastbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Eastbourne sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hastings, Brighton and Hove, St. Mary's Parish Church, Bodiam Castle, Camber Sands
Highlights from your plan
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

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