36 days in Southern England, Cambridge & Ipswich Itinerary

36 days in Southern England, Cambridge & Ipswich Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

36 days in Southern England, Cambridge & Ipswich Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Newquay
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
2
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ipswich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Dover
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
London
— 16 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg


Learn more about your trip

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Popular historic sites such as St. Michael's Mount and St. Just in Roseland Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Gwithian Beach, & more), Chapel Porth Beach (in St Agnes) and Godrevy Beach (in Gwithian). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Perranporth Beach, make a trip to Truro Cathedral, kick back and relax at Crantock Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Newquay Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Newquay road trip planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Newquay is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Newquay due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Truro Cathedral, Perranporth Beach, St. Michael's Mount, Godrevy Beach
Highlights from your plan
St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum and then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cambridge vacation maker website .

Getting from Newquay to Cambridge by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll travel to Ipswich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

3
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60mi north east of London. Get some historical perspective at Ickworth House and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Winbirri Vineyards and Norwich Cathedral. Explore Ipswich's surroundings by going to Greene King Brewery (in Bury St. Edmunds) and Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Fynn Valley Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ipswich online trip builder .

You can drive from Cambridge to Ipswich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambridge in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Ipswich, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margate.

Things to do in Ipswich

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trips

Norwich, Bury St. Edmunds, Gorleston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fynn Valley Golf Club ©
Fynn Valley Golf Club
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Winbirri Vineyards ©
Winbirri Vineyards

3
nights
Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. The Micro Museum and Church of St Peter-in-Thanet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Joss Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary the Virgin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Viking Bay, and browse for treasures at Tiverton Books.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Margate route builder website .

Traveling by car from Ipswich to Margate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Margate can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Broadstairs, Ramsgate, West Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Joss Bay ©
Joss Bay
The Micro Museum ©
The Micro Museum
St Mary the Virgin ©
St Mary the Virgin

4
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dover Castle and Chapel Down. Explore Dover's surroundings by going to Pett Level Beach (in Pett Level), Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury) and Camber Sands (in Camber). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town Hastings.

Plan my day in Dover using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dover is very close to Margate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Dover

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chapel Down, Canterbury Cathedral, Old Town Hastings, Camber Sands, Pett Level Beach
Highlights from your plan
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral

16
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 Hampstead and Churchill War Rooms. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Camden Market and Harrods. Step out of London with an excursion to The Lanes in Brighton--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at British Museum, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Dover to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Lanes
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

Similar Plans

51 days in Kent BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, kids, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Kent BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM CYPRUS June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Cornwall BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans