24 days in England Itinerary

24 days in England Itinerary

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24 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Alnwick
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Railway Museum and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Scarborough Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Filey Beach (in Filey). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read York holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sydney to York, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, Scarborough Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Filey Beach, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Popular historic sites such as Lindisfarne Castle and Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Farne Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alnwick: Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, and stop by Barter Books.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from York to Alnwick by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from York, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Alnwick, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Hexham, Holy Island, Farne Islands, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Popular historic sites such as Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Orrest Head are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Derwentwater and Muncaster Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Dalton-in-Furness). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, South Lakes Safari Zoo, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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 1st (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at The Tank Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then take an in-depth tour of Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Dorset Waterpark, look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then examine the collection at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corfe Castle journey planning website .

Drive from Ambleside to Corfe Castle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Corfe Castle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Swanage, The Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park

4
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Shanklin Chine. Get in touch with nature at Monkey Haven and Isle of Wight Zoo. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Blackgang Chine.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Newport trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Corfe Castle to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor, Arreton Barns, Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Bembridge Lifeboat Station ©
Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Monkey Haven ©
Monkey Haven

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at IWM Duxford and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Clarence House.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read London visit website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Newport to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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