25 days in England Itinerary

25 days in England Itinerary

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25 days in England Itinerary

Start: San Jose
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  17​h 30​min
1
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Exeter
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Telford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Whitby
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: San Jose

2
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Popular historic sites such as Carisbrooke Castle and St Catherine's Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Visiting The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Shanklin Chine will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Sandown: Newtown Old Town Hall (in Newtown) and The Needles Battery (in Totland).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandown visit planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Sandown is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from San Jose to Sandown, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in December, things will get cooler in Sandown: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Shanklin, Newtown Old Town Hall, Brading Roman Villa, Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Highlights from your plan
Bembridge Lifeboat Station ©
Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Seaview Wildlife Encounter ©
Seaview Wildlife Encounter
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Carbis Bay Beach and Porthminster Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Pendennis Castle and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newquay attractions planner.

Getting from Sandown to Newquay by combination of ferry and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Perranporth Beach, Pendennis Castle, Lanhydrock House and Garden
Highlights from your plan
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Popular historic sites such as Coleton Fishacre and Exeter Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Westward Ho Beach and Woolacombe Beach. Explore Exeter's surroundings by going to Barnstaple Heritage Centre (in Barnstaple), Dunster Castle (in Dunster) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Cobb.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Exeter online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Exeter takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coleton Fishacre, Dunster Castle, Woolacombe Beach, Westward Ho Beach, The Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach
The Cobb ©
The Cobb

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 Tewkesbury Abbey and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Do your shopping at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Pulteney Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Exeter to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Telford.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Winchester Cathedral, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Wells Cathedral, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Tewkesbury Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Telford

Telford ©
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town, then see the interesting displays at British Ironwork Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Attingham Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Stokesay Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Ludlow Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to St Laurence's Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Telford driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bath to Telford in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Telford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ludlow, Attingham Park, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, Black Country Living Museum
Highlights from your plan
St Laurence's Church ©
St Laurence's Church
Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle
Ludlow Castle ©
Ludlow Castle

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall and Orrest Head. Get a sense of the local culture at The Bowes Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter. Venture out of the city with trips to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall (in Hexham). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Telford to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Windermere

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hexham, The Bowes Museum, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall ©
Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall

3
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
We've included these beaches for you: Sandsend Beach and Filey Beach. Get outdoors at Whitby Beach and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whitby: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Whitby trip app .

You can drive from Windermere to Whitby in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Whitby can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach

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. Do your shopping at Petworth House and Park and Gustamps. St. Mary's Parish Church and Beachy Head will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eastbourne: North Laine (in Brighton), Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle) and Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Camber Sands, view the masterpieces at Towner Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Old Town Hastings.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eastbourne journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Whitby to Eastbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Eastbourne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Bodiam Castle, Old Town Hastings, Petworth House and Park, Camber Sands
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Parish Church ©
St. Mary's Parish Church
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Petworth House and Park ©
Petworth House and Park

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