28 days in Southern England Itinerary

28 days in Southern England Itinerary

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28 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h
2
Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Southampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5​h 30​min
8
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Subway + Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London road trip tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to London, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in February, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Canterbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Explore Canterbury's surroundings by going to Dover (Dover Castle & The White Cliffs of Dover), Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone) and Playopolis Board Game Cafe (in Rochester). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Joe's Bows, and explore the world behind art at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Canterbury online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from London to Canterbury in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dover, Joe's Bows, Playopolis Board Game Cafe, Kent Owl Academy
Highlights from your plan
Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
Room Escape Games
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

3
nights
Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, look for gifts at Gustamps, then take a stroll through The Lanes, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Beachy Head, get a taste of the local shopping with North Laine, and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Canterbury to Brighton and Hove by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Beachy Head, Church of the Good Shepherd
Highlights from your plan
Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion

2
nights
Southampton

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then steep yourself in history at Old Sarum.

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You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to Southampton in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salisbury, All Saints Church, Church of St John the Baptist, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Room Escape Games
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Winchester side-trips: St Mary the Virgin (in Chipping Norton), Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, stop by Bay Tree Gifts and Parua, don't miss a visit to Old Winchester Hill, and learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Winchester trip itinerary planner .

Winchester is just a stone's throw from Southampton. In March, daytime highs in Winchester are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Cotswolds Distillery, St Mary the Virgin, Bay Tree Gifts and Parua, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

3
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at National Maritime Museum Cornwall, admire the natural beauty at Glendurgan Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and then stop by Cornish Tin & Gold.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Falmouth trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Winchester to Falmouth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. March in Falmouth sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Helston, National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove
Highlights from your plan
Trebah Garden ©
Trebah Garden
National Maritime Museum Cornwall ©
National Maritime Museum Cornwall

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Moretonhampstead Motor Museum (in Moretonhampstead) and Plymouth Hoe (in Plymouth). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Virtual Jet Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, and play a few rounds at Holywell Bay Golf.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Newquay trip planner.

You can drive from Falmouth to Newquay in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Margate.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plymouth Hoe, Exeter Cathedral, Virtual Jet Centre, St. Michael's Mount, Moretonhampstead Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Jet Centre ©
Virtual Jet Centre
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

3
nights
Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, explore the fascinating underground world of The Shell Grotto, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Turner Contemporary. Keep things going the next day: try for a hole-in-one at Lost Island Adventure Golf, then enjoy the sand and surf at Margate Main Sands, and then experience the excitement of Dreamland Margate.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Margate trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Newquay to Margate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margate

Fun & Games Theme Parks Nightlife

Side Trip

Ramsgate Tunnels
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Ramsgate Tunnels ©
Ramsgate Tunnels
The Shell Grotto ©
The Shell Grotto