27 days in England, Tenby & Caernarfon Itinerary

27 days in England, Tenby & Caernarfon Itinerary

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27 days in England, Tenby & Caernarfon Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Lewes
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
2
Brighton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ilfracombe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tenby
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Preston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Consett
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Bridlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
St Leonards-on-Sea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: London

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Lewes

Lewes ©
Lewes is the county town of the administrative county of East Sussex, in England, and historically all of Sussex. On the 21st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum and then meet the residents at Drusillas Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lewes online holiday planner .

London to Lewes is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brighton.

Things to do in Lewes

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Drusillas Park
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Drusillas Park ©
Drusillas Park
Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum ©

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Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lanes.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brighton online sightseeing planner .

Brighton is just a stone's throw from Lewes. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Preston Manor ©
Preston Manor

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Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe ©
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Verity Statue By Damien Hurst, then kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beaches.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ilfracombe sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Brighton to Ilfracombe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gloucester.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Indicknowle Farm
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Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle ©

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Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ilfracombe to Gloucester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Gloucester sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tenby.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Chavenage House
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

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Tenby

Tenby ©
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. Get out of town with these interesting Tenby side-trips: Llansteffan Castle (in Llansteffan) and Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Folly Farm. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Pembroke Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Manorbier Beach, find something for the whole family at Oakwood Theme Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barafundle Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tenby trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Gloucester to Tenby in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gloucester in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tenby, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Tenby

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pembroke Castle, Barafundle Beach, Rhossili Bay, Manorbier Beach, Folly Farm
Highlights from your plan
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm
Barafundle Beach ©
Barafundle Beach

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Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, make a trip to Electric Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre.

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Getting from Tenby to Caernarfon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Preston.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Llanberis, Beaumaris Castle
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Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

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Preston

Preston ©
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Preston: Skipton Castle (in Skipton), Ingleton (White Scar Cave, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, & more) and Settle (Listening Gallery & Settle Hydro, Weir & Salmon Ladder). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Malham Cove, look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Ruskin's View, and appreciate the history behind Eric Morecambe Statue.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Preston trip maker tool .

Drive from Caernarfon to Preston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Preston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Preston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

Ingleton, Settle, Lancaster Castle, Eric Morecambe Statue, Southport Pier
Highlights from your plan
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Malham Cove ©
Malham Cove
White Scar Cave ©
White Scar Cave

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Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Penrith (Lowther Castle and Gardens, Aira Force, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, admire all the interesting features of Honister Slate Mine, and trek along Buttermere.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip builder website .

You can drive from Preston to Cockermouth in 2 hours. July in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Consett.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, Ullswater, Muncaster Castle, The Lakes Distillery
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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Consett

Consett ©
Consett is a town in the northwest of County Durham, England, about southwest of Newcastle upon Tyne. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Beamish Museum and then snap pictures at Causey Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Eggleston Hall Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Barnard Castle, and then take in the dramatic scenery at High Force Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Consett day trip app .

Getting from Cockermouth to Consett by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cockermouth in July since evenings lows in Consett dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to York.

Things to do in Consett

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Barnard Castle, High Force Waterfall, Beamish Museum, Causey Arch
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
High Force Waterfall ©
High Force Waterfall
Barnard Castle ©
Barnard Castle

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Monkbar Gate York, and finally don't miss a visit to York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of York Shambles, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our York visit website .

Getting from Consett to York by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bridlington.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Bridlington

Bridlington ©
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately north of Hull. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Scarborough, and then explore the activities along Peasholm Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Charles Borromeo, and then meet the residents at The Deep.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bridlington trip builder website .

Traveling by car from York to Bridlington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bridlington are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to St Leonards-on-Sea.

Things to do in Bridlington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough, Kingston-upon-Hull
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Peasholm Park ©
Peasholm Park
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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St Leonards-on-Sea

St Leonards-on-Sea ©
On the 16th (Tue), take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Hastings Pier, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alexandra Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our St Leonards-on-Sea road trip app .

You can drive from Bridlington to St Leonards-on-Sea in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Bridlington in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in St Leonards-on-Sea. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Leonards-on-Sea

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Hastings
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1066 Target Sports ©
1066 Target Sports
Old Town Hastings ©
Old Town Hastings
Hastings Fishermen's Museum ©
Hastings Fishermen's Museum

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