23 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

23 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  34 h
1
London
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Wymondham
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Durham
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Salisbury
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Bournemouth
— Few hours
Train:  30 min
9
Southampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Brighton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Dorking
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
London
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto


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4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Up at The O2 and The Hawking Centre. When in London, make a side trip to see The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, approximately Smarden away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, wander the streets of Greenwich, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our London journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Hawking Centre
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at The Centre for Computing History, then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and then stroll around The Backs. On your second day here, gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, steep yourself in history at American Air Museum, learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then deepen your understanding at Trinity College, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's College.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cambridge are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Wymondham.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Duxford
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

2
nights
Wymondham

Wymondham ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Belvoir Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Wymondham Windmill, have fun at Langar Kart & Quad Centre, then experience rural life at Seldom Seen Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wymondham trip planning tool.

Getting from Cambridge to Wymondham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Durham.

Things to do in Wymondham

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deepings Library, Seldom Seen Farm, Langar Kart & Quad Centre, Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort, Belvoir Castle
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Langar Kart & Quad Centre ©
Langar Kart & Quad Centre
Belvoir Castle ©
Belvoir Castle
Deepings Library ©
Deepings Library

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Durham Light Infantry Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Wymondham to Durham in 3 hours. July in Durham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Crook Hall & Gardens ©
Crook Hall & Gardens
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at Blackwell's Bookshop and then admire the landmark architecture of Sheldonian Theatre.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford online route planner.

You can drive from Durham to Oxford in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham in July, expect nights in Oxford to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Oxford University Parks ©
Oxford University Parks
Walking tours
Worcester College ©
Worcester College

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Explore hidden gems such as Cardiff Castle and Bay Island Voyages. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, engage your brain at Techniquest, and have some family-friendly fun at Welsh Games.

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You can drive from Oxford to Cardiff in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oxford in July: highs in Cardiff hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Salisbury.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to Old Sarum, steep yourself in history at Wilton House, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, then get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, then admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and finally admire the striking features of Arundells.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salisbury travel planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Salisbury by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salisbury can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wilton
Highlights from your plan
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Live Escape Rooms Salisbury ©
Live Escape Rooms Salisbury
Old Sarum
Old Sarum

few
hours
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Alum Chine Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Bournemouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

2
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a tour of Steamship Shieldhall, take a tour of Hythe Ferry, explore the galleries of Tudor House and Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some photo ops at Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Solent Sky Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Common.

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Southampton is just a short distance from Bournemouth. July in Southampton sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Southampton

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Steamship Shieldhall ©
Steamship Shieldhall
Room Escape Games
Solent Sky Museum ©
Solent Sky Museum

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): snap pictures at Shoreham Tollbridge.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brighton trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Southampton to Brighton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Brighton sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dorking.

Things to do in Brighton

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shoreham Tollbridge
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion

1
day
Dorking

Dorking ©
Dorking is a market town in Surrey, England between Ranmore Common in the North Downs range of hills and Leith Hill in the Greensand Ridge, centred 21mi from London.In the Georgian and Victorian periods six prominent sites in the former parish or on its boundaries became grand country estates: Leith Hill Place, Denbies (today a vineyard/hotel), Norbury Park, Polesden Lacey, Wotton House and Deepdene; five of which along with nearby Box Hill's promontory and chalk grassland slopes belong to the National Trust. On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, examine the collection at Leith Hill Place, and then take some stellar pictures from Leith Hill.

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You can drive from Brighton to Dorking in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Dorking

Museums
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Leith Hill Place ©
Leith Hill Place
Leith Hill ©
Leith Hill
Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre ©
Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

1
night
London

London ©
On the 20th (Sat), make a trip to Big Ben.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip site.

Drive from Dorking to London in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

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