31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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31 days in England Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Norwich
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Exeter
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Thunder Bay

2
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Visit Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Lindisfarne Priory and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, and stop by Barter Books.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bamburgh trip itinerary builder website .

Thunder Bay, Canada to Bamburgh is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Thunder Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bamburgh, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Holy Island, Alnwick, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Let the collections at Vindolanda and Lakeland Motor Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall and Derwentwater. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Lake Windermere (in Windermere), The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle and admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Penrith journey maker tool .

You can drive from Bamburgh to Penrith in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, Hexham, Lake Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fountains Abbey and Steep Hill. Get some historical perspective at Rievaulx Abbey and Newark Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Filey Beach (in Filey), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Flamborough Lighthouse (in Flamborough). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our York trip maker site .

Getting from Penrith to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Steep Hill, Rievaulx Abbey, Scarborough Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Newark Castle
Highlights from your plan
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorleston Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate, then contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, and then admire the masterpieces at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Norwich day trip app .

You can drive from York to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Exeter.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, Gorleston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral

4
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Woolacombe Beach and Cockington Court. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunster Castle (in Dunster), Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle (in Ilfracombe) and Moretonhampstead Motor Museum (in Moretonhampstead). It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fleet Air Arm Museum and don't miss a visit to Bride’s Mound.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Exeter trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Norwich to Exeter in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Exeter

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, Bride’s Mound, Cockington Court, The Roman Baths
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Tintagel Castle and Pendennis Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford) and Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (in Charlestown). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, don't miss a visit to Truro Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Newquay trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Exeter to Newquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falmouth, Truro Cathedral, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lulworth Cove and Highclere Castle. HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860 will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Corfe Castle (Model Village Gardens & Cafe & Corfe Castle). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Winchester Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth trip planner .

You can drive from Newquay to Portsmouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Highclere Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Lulworth Cove, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, explore the striking landscape at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beachy Head. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, then take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, and then examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Eastbourne day trip website .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Eastbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hastings, Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

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.
Let the collections at The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from London with a short trip to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Kew, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Queen Elizabeth II Great Court.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London online journey builder .

Take a train from Eastbourne to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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