36 days in South West England Itinerary

36 days in South West England Itinerary

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36 days in South West England Itinerary

Start: Vaxjo
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Bath
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Woolacombe
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
St Ives
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bournemouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chipping Campden
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Vaxjo

8
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visiting Head 4 Heights Ltd and Longleat will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Bath Abbey and The Roman Baths. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Somerset Crafts (in Westhay). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, get outside with The Cotswold Range, browse the different shops at Gloucester Quays, and view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bath driving holiday planner .

Vaxjo, Sweden to Bath is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cirencester, Painswick, Tetbury, Cheltenham
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

6
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Visit Woolacombe Beach and Grunta Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Walk - Morte Point Trail and Rockham Bay. Go for a jaunt from Woolacombe to Hartland to see The No 39 Pottery about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Barricane Beach, stroll through Putsborough Sands, head outdoors with Fly Like a Bird, and take in the pleasant sights at South West Coast Path - Putsborough Marine Drive Walk.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Woolacombe visit planner .

You can drive from Bath to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Woolacombe, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Croyde, Braunton, The No 39 Pottery, Putsborough Sands, Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Walk - Morte Point Trail ©
Walk - Morte Point Trail
Baggy Point Easy Access Walk ©
Baggy Point Easy Access Walk

8
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Take a break from the city and head to St. Michael's Mount and Gwithian Beach. St. Just in Roseland Church and The Cowhouse Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Eden Project (in Bodelva), Pendennis Castle (in Falmouth) and Newquay (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Fistral Beach Bar). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, stroll through Crantock Beach, view the masterpieces at Delamore House, and head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St Ives trip planner .

Traveling by car from Woolacombe to St Ives takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in St Ives, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newquay, Penzance, Marazion, Delamore House, Godrevy Head
Highlights from your plan
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Eden Project ©
Eden Project

6
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Wilton House. You'll get in some beach time at Bournemouth Beach and Sandbanks Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bournemouth: Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth), Monkey World (in Wareham) and Sculpture by the Lakes (in Dorchester). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, view the masterpieces at Artwave West Gallery, stroll through Hengistbury Head Beach, and learn about all things military at The Tank Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bournemouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from St Ives in July, expect nights in Bournemouth to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Salisbury, Wareham, Sandy Cristel, Sculpture by the Lakes, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

5
nights
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Get a sense of the local culture at The Gallery at The Guild and Fosse Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Cotswold Archery and Warden's Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chipping Campden: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Swinbrook (St Mary's Church & St Oswald's Church) and Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Showborough House Sculpture Garden). There's much more to do: stop by Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, and view the masterpieces at John Noott Galleries.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chipping Campden vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Chipping Campden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bournemouth in July, Chipping Campden is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe, Broadway, Burford, Tewkesbury
Highlights from your plan
The Gallery at The Guild ©
The Gallery at The Guild
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church