36 days in England Itinerary

36 days in England Itinerary

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36 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Weymouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newquay
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
5
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Norwich
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
8
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
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. Portchester Castle and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Christchurch Priory Church and The Great Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Hockley Viaduct (in Compton), Winchester City Mill (in Winchester) and Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of HMS Warrior 1860, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portsmouth Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Southsea Castle, and brush up on your military savvy at The D-Day Story.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Portsmouth, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester, Portchester Castle, Jane Austen's House Museum, Hockley Viaduct, Christchurch Priory Church
Highlights from your plan
Portchester Castle ©
Portchester Castle
Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bath Street and Worcester Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Rocks and Avebury Stone Circle. Venture out of the city with trips to Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Glastonbury Abbey (in Glastonbury). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Dunster Castle, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bath vacation maker website .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Valley of the Rocks, Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge, Worcester Cathedral, Dunster Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle

4
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Trust - Hardy's Cottage and Dartmouth Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sherborne Castle and Barrington Court. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weymouth: Lytes Cary Manor (in Somerton), Start Point Lighthouse (in Kingsbridge) and Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort, take in nature's colorful creations at Sandsfoot Gardens, delve into the distant past at Maiden Castle, and get to know the fascinating history of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Weymouth trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bath to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sherborne, Dorchester, Start Point Lighthouse, Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust), Barrington Court
Highlights from your plan
Sherborne Abbey ©
Sherborne Abbey
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust) ©
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
Dartmouth Castle ©
Dartmouth Castle

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre and Wheal Martyn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Mawes Castle and Mevagissey Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Enodoc Church (in Trebetherick), Portloe (in Portloe) and St. Just in Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Buckland Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Restormel Castle, examine the collection at Pirate's Quest, and admire the striking features of Trerice.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newquay trip builder website .

You can drive from Weymouth to Newquay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Newquay

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bodmin, Penzance, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Carn Euny Ancient Village, St Grada and Holy Cross Church, Grade
Highlights from your plan
St Mawes Castle ©
St Mawes Castle
Buckland Abbey ©
Buckland Abbey

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Trinity Church and Treasurer's House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Sizergh Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Rievaulx Abbey (in Helmsley), Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend) and Whitby Lighthouse (in Whitby). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castle Howard, take a stroll through York Shambles, admire the striking features of Le Bydoulre Tower, and don't miss a visit to York City Walls.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the York itinerary planner .

Getting from Newquay to York by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Rievaulx Abbey, Sizergh Castle, Flamborough Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Get a sense of the local culture at Southwell Minster and Woolsthorpe Manor. Explore hidden gems such as Tattershall Castle and The Workhouse, Southwell. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Hardwick Old Hall (in Chesterfield), Newstead Abbey (in Ravenshead) and St. Wulfram's Church (in Grantham). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, explore the world behind art at The Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene., and steep yourself in history at Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from York to Lincoln in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lincoln are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Newark-on-Trent, Grantham, Tattershall Castle, Hardwick Old Hall, Newstead Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Woolsthorpe Manor ©
Woolsthorpe Manor
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
Southwell Minster ©
Southwell Minster

4
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Riverside Walk and Felbrigg Hall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blickling Estate and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (in Lavenham), Bury St Edmunds Abbey (in Bury St. Edmunds) and Salle, St Peter & St Paul Church (in Reepham). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Strangers' Hall Museum, admire the striking features of Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory, and get to know the fascinating history of Felixstowe Seafront Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Norwich trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

King's Lynn, Bury St. Edmunds, Blickling Estate, Woodbridge Tide Mill, Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at South Bank and Battle Abbey and Battlefield. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodiam Castle and Westminster. Take a break from London with a short trip to Beachy Head in Eastbourne, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Norwich to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield

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