40 days in England Itinerary

40 days in England Itinerary

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40 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Cambridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Brighton
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
8
Bristol
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Liverpool
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
11
Manchester
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
Sheffield
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
13
Leeds
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
14
York
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
15
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
16
Newquay
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Somerset House and Charles Dickens Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Fulham Palace, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and see the interesting displays at All Hallows By The Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ely Cathedral and Trinity College. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anglesey Abbey and University of Cambridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: Houghton Mill (National Trust) (in Huntingdon) and St. Edmundsbury Cathedral (in Bury St. Edmunds). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Christ's College, contemplate the long history of Magdalene College, examine the collection at University Museum of Zoology, and explore the activities along Hobson's Conduit.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cambridge day trip planner .

Take a train from London to Cambridge in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cambridge are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anglesey Abbey, Houghton Mill (National Trust), St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, Ely Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral ©
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Wymondham Abbey and then kick back and relax at Gorleston Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Strangers' Hall Museum, contemplate the long history of Hickling Broad, then explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Norwich road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Norwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Norwich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gorleston Beach, Hickling Broad, Wymondham Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Strangers' Hall Museum ©
Strangers' Hall Museum

2
nights
Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get all the information you need at The Hornby Visitor Centre, then take a tour by water with Joss Bay Surf School, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Joss Bay, take an in-depth tour of The Powell-Cotton Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Margate Harbour Arm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Margate attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Margate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Margate sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Margate

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broadstairs, The Powell-Cotton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Joss Bay ©
Joss Bay
The Powell-Cotton Museum ©
The Powell-Cotton Museum
The Hornby Visitor Centre ©
The Hornby Visitor Centre

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Preston Manor, admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, then take a stroll through The Lanes, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Daniel Laurence Home & Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church in the Wood, Hollington, then browse the exhibits of Smugglers Adventure, and finally stop by Cocoa.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brighton attractions app .

Getting from Margate to Brighton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Brighton sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Hastings, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery ©
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Smugglers Adventure ©
Smugglers Adventure

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and then cool off at West Wittering Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Great Hall, then see the interesting displays at Westgate Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dimbola Museum & Galleries.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth journey maker tool .

Traveling by train from Brighton to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, West Wittering Beach, Dimbola Museum & Galleries
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
The Great Hall ©
The Great Hall
West Wittering Beach ©
West Wittering Beach

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Avebury Stone Circle and The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Warminster (Longleat & Stourhead House and Garden) and Silbury Hill (in Avebury). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, steep yourself in history at Bath Street, stop by Liz Cox, and engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bristol.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Warminster, Avebury
Highlights from your plan
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Do your shopping at House of The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix Potter Shop and Museum and Royal West of England Academy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goodrich Castle and Symonds Yat Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden (in Berkeley), Grand Pier (in Weston super Mare) and Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Georgian House Museum, get curious at Earth Sciences Museum, identify plant and animal life at Blaise Castle House Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel.

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

Bristol is just a stone's throw from Bath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Goodrich Castle, Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, Grand Pier, Symonds Yat Rock, Cheddar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Symonds Yat Rock ©
Symonds Yat Rock
Blaise Castle House Museum ©
Blaise Castle House Museum

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Birthplace, then get engrossed in the history at St. John's House Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Oak House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, then take an in-depth tour of Tudor World, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham holiday planner .

Getting from Bristol to Birmingham by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, The Oak House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tudor World ©
Tudor World
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter ©
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get outdoors at Blundellsands Beach and Liverpool Watersports Centre. Let the collections at World Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Pier Head, take in the exciting artwork at The Mathew Street Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Liverpool Town Hall, and contemplate the long history of Sudley House.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary website .

Getting from Birmingham to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
World Museum ©
World Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Sudley House ©
Sudley House

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Park Arts Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the music at Waterside Arts, then don't miss a visit to Barton Swing Aqueduct, then see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Castlefield Urban Heritage Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Manchester online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Sheffield.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salford, Waterside Arts, Castle Park Arts Centre, Englesea Brook Chapel & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Castle Park Arts Centre ©
Castle Park Arts Centre
National Football Museum ©
National Football Museum
Salford Museum & Art Gallery ©
Salford Museum & Art Gallery

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nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Chatsworth House, explore the galleries of Wollaton Hall and Park, and then see the interesting displays at Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum . On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Shepherd Wheel, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then browse for treasures at The Nichols Building; Vintage, Retro, Salvage, Art & Antiques.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sheffield tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Manchester to Sheffield in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Sheffield sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ladybower Reservoir, Chatsworth House, Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum , Wollaton Hall and Park
Highlights from your plan
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

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Leeds

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Leeds Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then view the masterpieces at Cartwright Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Saltaire Village. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Harewood House, contemplate the long history of Bronte Parsonage Museum, then browse the exhibits of The Hepworth Wakefield, and finally browse the exhibits of Thackray Medical Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leeds holiday maker .

Traveling by train from Sheffield to Leeds takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Leeds sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bradford, Bronte Parsonage Museum, The Hepworth Wakefield, St. Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
Saltaire Village ©
Saltaire Village
Bronte Parsonage Museum ©
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Thackray Medical Museum ©
Thackray Medical Museum

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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.
Fairfax House and Jorvik Viking Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle Howard and The Hospitium. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, get engrossed in the history at Barley Hall, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York trip itinerary website .

York is very close to Leeds. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle Howard ©
Castle Howard
Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 5th (Mon), stroll through Long Sands Beach and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Hartlepool Quay, and then admire the striking features of Blackfriars Medieval Friary.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle upon Tyne trip builder site .

Take a train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Long Sands Beach, Hartlepool Quay, Vindolanda, Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount and then examine the collection at St Ives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, and then kick back and relax at Watergate Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Newquay trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to Newquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, St Ives Museum
Highlights from your plan
Watergate Bay ©
Watergate Bay
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar

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