40 days in England Itinerary

40 days in England Itinerary

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40 days in England Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
2
York
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Manchester
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Birmingham
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
London
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: The Toffee Shop (in Penrith), Windermere (Holehird Gardens, Climbing Tours, & more) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: stroll through Helvellyn, stroll the grounds of St. Oswald's Church, explore the activities along Ullswater, and sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne travel website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Newcastle upon Tyne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Newcastle upon Tyne at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Windermere, Lake District, Keswick, St. Oswald's Church, The Toffee Shop
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Ullswater ©
Ullswater

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Nidderdale Llamas (in Harrogate), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Farm Adventure Yorkshire (in Masham). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, go for a walk through York City Walls, get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the York day trip planner .

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to York by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in York are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Farm Adventure Yorkshire, Nidderdale Llamas, National Centre for Birds of Prey, York Bird of Prey Centre, Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Kendal (Quaker Tapestry, Sizergh Castle, & more) and Bowness-on-Windermere (St Martin's Church & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, make a trip to Lake Grasmere, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manchester online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from York to Manchester by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grasmere, Kendal, Bowness-on-Windermere, Liverpool, Ruskin Museum
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

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 27th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Shakespeare Heritage Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bancroft Basin, then admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham travel app .

Getting from Manchester to Birmingham by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, St Mary's Church, Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Kiftsgate Court Gardens ©
Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Cheltenham Minster) and Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, don't miss a visit to High Street Chipping Campden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oxford tour planning site .

You can take a train from Birmingham to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oxford are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Castle Combe Village, Malmesbury Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

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 7th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hawk Conservancy Trust. On your second day here, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then don't miss a visit to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Southampton, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Hawk Conservancy Trust
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Speed Boats Tours

9
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London visit planner .

You can take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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