31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

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31 days in England Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
+2
train + Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Norwich
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Exeter
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
7
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Ely Cathedral and Anglesey Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea), Oliver Cromwell's House (in Ely) and Horsey Beach (in Horsey). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Norwich trip itinerary maker app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Norwich is an approximately 5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Exeter.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ely, Horsey Beach, Gorleston Beach, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Anglesey Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dunster Castle and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Woolacombe Beach and The Donkey Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Coleton Fishacre (in Dartmouth) and Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel).

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Exeter trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Norwich to Exeter in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dunster Castle, Woolacombe Beach, The Donkey Sanctuary, Tintagel Castle, Coleton Fishacre
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Roman Baths and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Cathedral and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury), Bride’s Mound (in Glastonbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner .

Take a train from Exeter to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Avebury Stone Circle, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Bride’s Mound, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kingston Lacy, then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Swanage trip planner .

Getting from Bath to Swanage by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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. Step out of the city life by going to Beachy Head and The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. HMS Victory and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Arundel Cathedral (in Arundel), Hengistbury Head Beach (in Bournemouth) and Winchester (Winchester Cathedral & Winchester City Mill). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle, and visit a coastal fixture at Portland Bill Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth day trip planning website .

Drive from Swanage to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Hengistbury Head Beach, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Carisbrooke Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and National Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pitt Rivers Museum, Cotswolds Distillery, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

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. Let the collections at The York Dungeon and National Railway Museum capture your imagination. Explore York's surroundings by going to Filey Beach (in Filey), The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, shop like a local with York Shambles, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the York trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Filey Beach, Scarborough Beach, Fountains Abbey, Steep Hill, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Castlerigg Stone Circle and St John's in the Vale will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Castle Crag and The Puzzling Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, get great views at Walla Crag, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Fells.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grasmere vacation tool .

Traveling by car from York to Grasmere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Central Fells, Helvellyn, St John's in the Vale, The Lakes Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

2
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 30th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then make a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, and then see the interesting displays at Grace Darling Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bamburgh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Bamburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Holy Island, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

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