26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

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26 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  1 h
1
Beaconsfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Henfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  5 h
5
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Telford
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Bowness-on-Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Alcester
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a market town and civil parish within the South Bucks district in Buckinghamshire centred 23.6mi WNW of London and 17mi SSE of the county's administrative town, Aylesbury. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bekonscot Model Village. You'll explore and learn at Thames Valley Police Training Centre and John Lewis Heritage Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like History on Wheels Museum and Chertsey Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Beaconsfield side-trips: Great Cockcrow Railway (in Chertsey), Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery (in St. Albans) and House on the Hill Toy Museum (in Stansted Mountfitchet).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beaconsfield road trip planning site.

London to Beaconsfield is an approximately 1- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Henfield.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chertsey, Thames Valley Police Training Centre, History on Wheels Museum, Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery, House on the Hill Toy Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bekonscot Model Village ©
Bekonscot Model Village
Thames Valley Police Training Centre ©
Thames Valley Police Training Centre
History on Wheels Museum ©
History on Wheels Museum

1
night
Henfield

Henfield ©
Henfield is a large village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. You've now added Sussex Prairies Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lancing Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Sussex Prairies Garden, and then get your game on at Jumpin Inflatable Fun.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Henfield online journey planner.

Getting from Beaconsfield to Henfield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Henfield are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Henfield

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lancing Beach, Jumpin Inflatable Fun
Highlights from your plan
Sussex Prairies Garden ©
Sussex Prairies Garden

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jane Austen's House Museum and National Museum of the Royal Navy. Appreciate the collections at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Trafalgar Experience. Step out of Portsmouth to go to Selsey and see RNLI Selsey Lifeboat Station and Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, step into the grandiose world of Southsea Castle, contemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice, and see the interesting displays at The D-Day Story.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip maker.

Traveling by car from Henfield to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. March in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichester, RNLI Selsey Lifeboat Station and Museum, Jane Austen's House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum ©
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum
Bosham Quay ©
Bosham Quay

2
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at The Classic Boat Museum, see the interesting displays at Isle of Wight Postal Museum, explore the ancient world of Newport Roman Villa, then explore the world behind art at Quay Arts Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bembridge Heritage Centre. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrews Church, then learn more about the world around you at Dinosaur Expeditions CIC, then stroll through Compton Beach, and finally make a trip to Newtown Old Town Hall.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. In April in Newport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bembridge Heritage Centre, Dinosaur Expeditions CIC, Newtown Old Town Hall, The Classic Boat Museum, St Andrews Church
Highlights from your plan
Newport Roman Villa ©
Newport Roman Villa
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC ©
Dinosaur Expeditions CIC
Quay Arts Centre ©
Quay Arts Centre

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gwithian Beach and South West Coast Path - Godrevy Head. Museum-lovers will appreciate St Ives Museum and Porthminster Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Poldhu Beach (in Mullion) and Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach (in Gunwalloe). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Portreath Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Alexandra Dickens Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore The Island - Pendinas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St Ives travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Newport to St Ives in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Telford.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poldhu Beach, Portreath Beach, Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gwithian Beach ©
Gwithian Beach
Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach ©
Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach
Portreath Beach ©
Portreath Beach

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 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Regal Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Bedlam Furnaces, then see the interesting displays at The Darby Houses, and finally meet the residents at Lakeside Animal Park. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at AIREA51, have a few drinks at The Pheasant Inn, then stroll around Apley Woods, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Jungleland Telford.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Telford day trip planning site.

You can drive from St Ives to Telford in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in Telford

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Regal Cinema
Highlights from your plan
AIREA51 ©
AIREA51
The Darby Houses ©
The Darby Houses
Jungleland Telford ©
Jungleland Telford

3
nights
Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere ©
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hawkshead Grammar School and Ruskin Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Bees Beach and The Rum Story. And it doesn't end there: trek along Brant Fell Above the Bustle, stroll through The Fun Factory Bowness, pause for some serene contemplation at St Martin's Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Heaton Cooper Studio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bowness-on-Windermere trip maker app.

Drive from Telford to Bowness-on-Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Ruskin Museum, The Rum Story, St. Bees Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Rum Story ©
The Rum Story
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School
Armitt Museum ©
Armitt Museum

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Portland Basin Museum and Pyramid Gallery. Kids will enjoy Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends and Beetle Bank Open Farm. Step out of York with an excursion to Green Howards Museum in Richmond--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, admire the striking features of Monkbar Gate York, pause for some photo ops at Inner Space Stations, and steep yourself in history at The Red Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the York road trip site.

You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in York are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alcester.

Things to do in York

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends, Portland Basin Museum, Green Howards Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Basin Museum ©
Portland Basin Museum
Green Howards Museum ©
Green Howards Museum
The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre ©

3
nights
Alcester

Alcester ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coughton Court. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Elgar Birthplace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Coughton Court, and then admire the striking features of Kinwarton Dovecote. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Roman Alcester Heritage Centre, experience rural life at Middle England Farm Alpacas, and then get outside with Oversley Wood.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the 奥尔斯特 tour website .

Traveling by car from 约克 to 奥尔斯特 takes 3 hours. April in 奥尔斯特 sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alcester

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Elgar Birthplace Museum, The Infirmary, Middle England Farm Alpacas, RAF Defford Museum
Highlights from your plan
Elgar Birthplace Museum ©
Elgar Birthplace Museum
RAF Defford Museum ©
RAF Defford Museum
The Infirmary ©
The Infirmary

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