23 days in England Itinerary

23 days in England Itinerary

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23 days in England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+4
subway + bus + Fly + bus + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Salisbury
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bristol
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Oxford
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
London
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Dover
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
8
London
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as well as Spinnaker Tower. Museum-lovers will get to explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. The Lanes and St Mary's Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Portsmouth with a short trip to Royal Pavilion in Brighton, about 1h 20 min away.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth day trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Portsmouth is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Portsmouth. While traveling from Washington DC, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Portsmouth, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. You've added Longford Castle, High Street Gate, Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Longford Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then steep yourself in history at Old Sarum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, then contemplate the long history of The Close, and then steep yourself in history at Mompesson House.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salisbury visit planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to Salisbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Salisbury are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bristol.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas
Highlights from your plan
Old Sarum ©
Old Sarum
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Mompesson House ©
Mompesson House

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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bristol day trip app .

Bristol is just a short distance from Bath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Bristol Cathedral ©
Bristol Cathedral

2
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. S&D Falconry has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at S&D Falconry, and then admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and then meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Winchester to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Warwick Castle, Hidcote Manor Garden, Birdland
Highlights from your plan
Birdland ©
Birdland
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Burford Garden Center, look for gifts at Burford, and then stop by Chedworth Farm Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Oxford. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Shopping

Side Trips

Burford, Chedworth Farm Shop
Highlights from your plan
Chedworth Farm Shop ©
Chedworth Farm Shop
Burford ©
Burford

8
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Tower Bridge, Westminster, Coca-Cola London Eye, and other attractions you added. For shopping fun, head to Old Spitalfields Market or Notting Hill. Churchill War Rooms and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, take a stroll through Piccadilly Circus, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the London road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
day
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then contemplate the long history of Dover Castle.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover travel tool .

Getting from London to Dover by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

1
night
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Camden Market and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. On your second day here, take a stroll through Bankside, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, then wander the streets of Clerkenwell, and finally take a stroll through Primrose Hill.

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Getting from Cambridge to London by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bankside ©
Bankside

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