36 days in England Itinerary

36 days in England Itinerary

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36 days in England Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Exeter
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Newquay
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
6
York
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Norwich
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
10
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

2
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. Let the collections at HMS Warrior 1860 and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Winchester Cathedral and HMS Victory. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Winchester City Mill (in Winchester), Highclere Castle (in Newbury) and Arundel Castle and Gardens (in Arundel). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hengistbury Head Beach, take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral.

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Melbourne, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Portsmouth is minus 10 hours. In May in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Chichester Cathedral, Highclere Castle, Hengistbury Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Appreciate the collections at Mechanical Music Museum and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Avebury Stone Circle and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Cirencester takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Burford, Sudeley Castle, Avebury Stone Circle, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as Wells Cathedral and Stonehenge are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Ilchester), Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester) and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells). There's more to do: admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bath trip maker app .

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Exeter.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wells, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stonehenge, Gloucester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Coleton Fishacre and Greenway House will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dunster Castle and Cockington Court. Explore Exeter's surroundings by going to Kents Cavern (in Torquay), Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Exeter trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Bath to Exeter in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Popular historic sites such as Lanhydrock House and Garden and Pendennis Castle are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebah Garden (in Falmouth), Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (in Charlestown) and Porthminster Beach (in St Ives). There's still lots to do: stroll through Perranporth Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Newquay trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Exeter to Newquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to York.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Falmouth, St Ives, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and National Railway Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fountains Abbey and York Minster. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Whitby Harbour (in Whitby), Filey Beach (in Filey) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Newquay to York takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitby Harbour, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lindisfarne Priory and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Alnwick: Berwick upon Tweed (Paxton House & Lady Waterford Hall) and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, and look for gifts at Barter Books.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alnwick travel planner.

Traveling by train from York to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from York in May: highs in Alnwick hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Cragside House and Gardens, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Take a break from the city and head to Derwentwater and Lake Windermere. Get some historical perspective at Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall and Castlerigg Stone Circle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Vindolanda (in Hexham), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle). The adventure continues: stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip maker site .

Drive from Alnwick to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Hexham, Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norwich Cathedral and Sandringham House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ely Cathedral and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: Castle Acre Castle (in Castle Acre), Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Blickling Estate (in Blickling). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall and kick back and relax at Wells Next The Sea Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Norwich trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ambleside to Norwich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June in Norwich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, Ely Cathedral, Gorleston Beach, Castle Acre Castle, Wells Next The Sea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Beachy Head and Westminster Abbey. Appreciate the collections at IWM Duxford and National Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Oxford (Christ Church Cathedral & Pitt Rivers Museum), Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston) and Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planning site .

You can take a train from Norwich to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oxford, IWM Duxford, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Beachy Head, Alfriston Clergy House
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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