33 days in England Itinerary

33 days in England Itinerary

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33 days in England Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Ashford
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Canterbury
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Dover
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cambridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Oxford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Southampton
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Bath
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Natural History Museum and HMS Belfast will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Big Ben, explore the galleries of Hogarth's House, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in London, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Ashford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Ashford

Ashford ©
Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Ham House.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ashford online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from London to Ashford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Ashford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Canterbury.

Things to do in Ashford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ham House, Hampton Court Palace
Highlights from your plan
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Ham House ©
Ham House

4
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dymchurch Beach and West Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine's Abbey. Step out of Canterbury to go to Eastbourne and see Beachy Head, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, browse the exhibits of Smugglers Adventure, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tankerton Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canterbury road trip planner .

Canterbury is just a stone's throw from Ashford. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Dover.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitstable, Dymchurch Beach, Beachy Head, Smugglers Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Smugglers Adventure ©
Smugglers Adventure

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dover Castle and Walmer Castle and Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camber Sands and St. Mary's Parish Church.

You can plan Dover trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Dover is just a stone's throw from Canterbury. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ramsgate.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Mary's Parish Church, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Camber Sands
Highlights from your plan
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

1
night
Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

Ramsgate ©
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. On the 27th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Deal Castle and then stroll through Botany Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ramsgate travel planner.

You can drive from Dover to Ramsgate in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margate.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Botany Bay, Deal Castle
Highlights from your plan
Deal Castle ©
Deal Castle

2
nights
Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Powell-Cotton Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Viking Bay. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Whitstable Harbour and then see the interesting displays at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Margate trip planner.

Margate is just a stone's throw from Ramsgate. In June, daytime highs in Margate are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Margate

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Whitstable Harbour, Viking Bay, The Powell-Cotton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Viking Bay ©
Viking Bay
The Historic Dockyard Chatham ©
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
The Powell-Cotton Museum ©
The Powell-Cotton Museum

4
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
IWM Duxford and Fitzwilliam Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cambridge: Norwich (Norwich Cathedral, Strangers' Hall Museum, & more) and Ely Cathedral (in Ely). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grantchester Village, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thetford Forest Park, steep yourself in history at St. John's College, and gain insight at Trinity College.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cambridge travel app .

Traveling by car from Margate to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Norwich, Ely Cathedral, Thetford Forest Park, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

4
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blenheim Palace and Pitt Rivers Museum. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Snowshill Manor will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, & more), Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oxford day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Oxford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambridge in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Oxford. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle, Snowshill Manor, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

4
nights
Southampton

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Popular historic sites such as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Avebury Stone Circle are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Tudor House and Garden capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Southampton: Bournemouth (Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum & Hengistbury Head Beach), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and HMS Warrior 1860 (in Portsmouth). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, and see the interesting displays at Westgate Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Southampton trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Southampton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Southampton sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Stonehenge, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Bristol Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Bath Abbey and The Tank Museum. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), Nothe Fort (in Weymouth) and Grand Pier (in Weston super Mare). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, join the crowd at Castle Combe Circuit, get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, and step off the mainland to explore Brownsea Island.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bath attractions planner.

You can take a train from Southampton to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Brownsea Island, Nothe Fort, The Tank Museum, Grand Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

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