31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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31 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Durham
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Newquay
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Get in touch with nature at Buttermere and Old Man of Coniston. Do your shopping at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Hedgehog Bookshop. Venture out of the city with trips to Tarn Hows (in Coniston) and Grasmere Chocolate Cottage (in Grasmere). There's lots more to do: stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and trek along Helvellyn.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Penrith is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Penrith is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect Penrith to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Grasmere, Buttermere Lake, Helvellyn
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

3
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Durham Heritage Coast and Beamish Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Embleton Bay and Low Burnhall Woods. When in Durham, make a side trip to see Walworth Castle Birds of Prey in Walworth, approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durham Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Penrith to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beamish Museum, Embleton Bay, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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 National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Get outdoors at York Bird of Prey Centre and National Centre for Birds of Prey. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, look for gifts at Rue B, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire-antiques.com, and view the masterpieces at Pyramid Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our York travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Durham to York in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

National Centre for Birds of Prey, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Albert Dock.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool online attractions planner .

Getting from York to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

4
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. For shopping fun, head to Alain Rouveure Galleries or Waterside Food and Craft Market. Step out of the city life by going to Crickley Hill and S&D Falconry. Change things up with these side-trips from Stratford-upon-Avon: Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Cotswold Way), Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts (in Tewkesbury) and Treasure Seekers Gift Shop (in Gloucester). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Welcombe Hills, play a few rounds at Welford-On-Avon Golf Course, and look for gifts at Roly's Fudge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswold Way, Treasure Seekers Gift Shop, Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Crickley Hill
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Head to Somerset Crafts and Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delightsfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Longleat (in Warminster), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge, and stop by Hookshouse Pottery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bath sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Somerset Crafts, Hookshouse Pottery, Longleat, Bournemouth Beach, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

2
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Barricane Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach, and then kick back and relax at Saunton Beach. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Grunta Beach, hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail, then relax in the rural setting at Indicknowle Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beaches.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Woolacombe trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bath to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Woolacombe are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tunnels Beaches, Indicknowle Farm, Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Walk - Morte Point Trail ©
Walk - Morte Point Trail
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Visit Godrevy Beach and Perranporth Beach for some beach relaxation. St. Michael's Mount and Wheal Coates are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden & Porthminster Beach), Eden Project (in Bodelva) and Godrevy Head (in Hayle). There's still lots to do: stroll through Crantock Beach and kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Newquay tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Woolacombe to Newquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Crantock Beach, Perranporth Beach, Eden Project, St. Michael's Mount
Highlights from your plan
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Churchill War Rooms and British Museum. Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our London route planner .

You can fly from Newquay to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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