23 days in England Itinerary

23 days in England Itinerary

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23 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
London
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Exeter
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Norwich
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Train + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fountains Abbey and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Bamburgh Castle and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (in Holy Island), Warkworth Castle & Hermitage (in Warkworth) and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle (in Craster).

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Newcastle upon Tyne is minus 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bamburgh Castle, National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Visit Aira Force Waterfall and Carlisle Cathedral for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muncaster Castle and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Lake Windermere (in Windermere), Predator Experience Ltd (in Ayside) and Scale Force (in Buttermere). It doesn't end there: trek along Alpacaly Ever After and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Penrith holiday maker site .

You can drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Penrith when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Predator Experience Ltd, Muncaster Castle, Scale Force, Lake Windermere
Highlights from your plan
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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.
Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip maker.

Getting from Penrith to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Eastbourne.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Arundel Castle and Gardens and then appreciate the views at Beachy Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, visit Old Town Hastings, and then explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eastbourne trip planner.

Getting from London to Eastbourne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Eastbourne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bodiam Castle, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Old Town Hastings
Highlights from your plan
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

1
night
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corfe Castle online trip builder .

Getting from Eastbourne to Corfe Castle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Corfe Castle are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Durlston Country Park, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

3
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get in touch with nature at Brownsea Island and Hengistbury Head Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wells Cathedral and Mendip Hospital Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Lower Gardens (in Bournemouth). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Abbotsbury Swannery and don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Weymouth planner.

Getting from Corfe Castle to Weymouth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Wells, Winchester Cathedral, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Brownsea Island
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Abbotsbury Swannery ©
Abbotsbury Swannery
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Take a break from the city and head to Woolacombe Beach and Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve. Popular historic sites such as Lanhydrock House and Garden and Dunster Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth), Screech Owl Sanctuary (in St Columb Major) and Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh).

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Exeter trip maker website .

Getting from Weymouth to Exeter by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Dunster Castle, Screech Owl Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Oliver Cromwell's House, then contemplate the long history of Ely Cathedral, then make a trip to Elm Hill, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, then steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, and then admire the landmark architecture of Norwich Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Norwich road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Exeter to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Norwich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ely, Gorleston Beach, Blickling Estate
Highlights from your plan
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

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