26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

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26 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Brighton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cambridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
York
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Keswick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Liverpool
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trafalgar Square and Kensington Gardens. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, make a trip to The Lanes, then stop by Cocoa, and finally wander the streets of North Laine.

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Getting from London to Brighton by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Brighton

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Lanes ©
The Lanes
North Laine ©
North Laine
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Weymouth Beach and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Venture out of the city with trips to Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brighton to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bristol, Bournemouth Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Weymouth Beach, The Tank Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, then walk around Charlecote Park, and then contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then steep yourself in history at Winchester Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip planner .

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In August in Oxford, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Warwick, Blenheim Palace, Winchester Cathedral, Highclere Castle
Highlights from your plan
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

1
night
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, contemplate the long history of Trinity College, brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, and finally gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge tour site .

You can drive from Oxford to Cambridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cambridge, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peasholm Park and North Yorkshire Moors Railway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, admire the striking features of York Shambles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and go for a walk through York City Walls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the York online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in York sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Peasholm Park, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Peasholm Park ©
Peasholm Park
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, then stop by Barter Books, and then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Durham travel itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Durham by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Beamish Museum, Cragside House and Gardens, Barter Books
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orrest Head and The Puzzling Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Keswick: Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Lake District Wildlife Park, and go deep underground at Honister Slate Mine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Keswick online visit planner .

You can drive from Durham to Keswick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

4
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Beatles Story and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Blists Hill Victorian Town (in Ironbridge), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Chester (Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blackpool Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and make a trip to Antony Gormley's Another Place.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Keswick to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chester, Chatsworth House, Blackpool Zoo, Antony Gormley's Another Place, Blists Hill Victorian Town
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Walls of Chester ©
Walls of Chester

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