31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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31 days in England Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  15​h
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Norwich
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Penzance
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Visit Steep Hill and York Minster for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and Streetlife Museum of Transport. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: The Creative Lab (in Beverley), Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough) and Filey Beach (in Filey). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sandsend Beach, get your game on at The York Dungeon, take a stroll through York Shambles, and make a trip to Whitby Harbour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder .

Los Angeles, USA to York is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to York. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for colder days in York, with highs around 44°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Scarborough Beach, Streetlife Museum of Transport, The Creative Lab, Steep Hill
Highlights from your plan
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

5
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Windermere and Derwentwater. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seascale Beach and Silecroft Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: St Mary's Church (in Wreay), Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Alpacaly Ever After, explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, and get great views at Orrest Head.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside day trip site .

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Kentmere Horseshoe, Carlisle Cathedral, Seascale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

5
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Popular historic sites such as Norwich Cathedral and Saint Mary the Virgin Church are in your itinerary. Visit Horsey Beach and Walberswick Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Norwich side-trips: Wells Next The Sea Beach (in Wells-next-the-Sea), Ely Cathedral (in Ely) and Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Holme Beach, identify plant and animal life at RSPB Snettisham, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady.

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Getting from Ambleside to Norwich by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stalham, Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Holme Beach, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Horsey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Wells Next The Sea Beach ©
Wells Next The Sea Beach

3
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anvil Point Lighthouse and Keates Quarry Dinosaur Footprints. Go for a jaunt from Swanage to West Lulworth to see Lulworth Cove about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, get engrossed in the history at Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre, look for gifts at Lucy's Farm, and shop like a local with L'Artishe Gallery and Studio.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swanage online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Swanage takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In February, daily temperatures in Swanage can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

4
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carn Euny Ancient Village and Carn Galver Mine. You'll get in some beach time at Towan Beach - The Roseland and Porthminster Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penzance: Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach (in Gunwalloe) and Porthtowan Beach (in Porthtowan). The adventure continues: stroll through Porthchapel Beach, view the masterpieces at The Alverton Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Count House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nanjizel Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Penzance trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Swanage to Penzance takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Penzance, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Penzance

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Praa Sands Beach, Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, Carn Galver Mine, Porthtowan Beach, Towan Beach - The Roseland
Highlights from your plan
Towan Beach - The Roseland ©
Towan Beach - The Roseland
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Porthchapel Beach ©
Porthchapel Beach

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hengistbury Head Beach and Winchester Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), All Saints Church (in Hursley) and Bombay Sapphire Distillery (in Whitchurch). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Gloucester Docks, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Penzance to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Hengistbury Head Beach, Wells Cathedral, Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and The British Museum. Get some historical perspective at Beachy Head and Tower of London. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in London, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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