43 days in England Itinerary

43 days in England Itinerary

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43 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + train + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Norwich
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Ambleside
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hexham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
York
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
9
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Get some cultural insight at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Gloucester Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Warwick Castle and Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Country Living Museum (in Dudley), Chedworth Roman Villa (in Yanworth) and Coventry Transport Museum (in Coventry). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tewkesbury Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon tour builder .

Toronto, Canada to Stratford-upon-Avon is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Stratford-upon-Avon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit cooler in Stratford-upon-Avon: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Black Country Living Museum, Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Chedworth Roman Villa ©
Chedworth Roman Villa

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Step out of the city life by going to New Forest National Park and Cheddar Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunster Castle (in Dunster), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Avebury Stone Circle, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bath day trip planner .

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dunster Castle, Wells Cathedral, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park

2
nights
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): cool off at Dorset Waterpark and then look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Corfe Castle road trip app .

You can drive from Bath to Corfe Castle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Corfe Castle sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, The Tank Museum, StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

5
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carisbrooke Castle and Church of St George. HMS Warrior 1860 and Arreton Barns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Sandown with an excursion to HMS Victory in Portsmouth--about 1h 35 min away.

You can plan Sandown trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Corfe Castle to Sandown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ventnor, Newport, Shanklin, Portsmouth, Arreton
Highlights from your plan
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wells Next The Sea Beach and Gorleston Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norwich Cathedral and Ely Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Bircham Gallery (in Holt), Blickling Estate (in Blickling) and Hunstanton Beach (in Hunstanton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sandringham House and step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Norwich online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to Norwich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, flight, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bircham Gallery, Blickling Estate, Ely Cathedral, Gorleston Beach, Hunstanton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Wells Next The Sea Beach ©
Wells Next The Sea Beach

6
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muncaster Castle and Derwentwater. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Windermere and Tarn Hows. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot), Aira Force (in Penrith) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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

Traveling by car from Norwich to Ambleside takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere, St Catherine's Chruch, Lakeland Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

4
nights
Hexham

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vindolanda and Grace Darling Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cragside House and Gardens and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Hexham: Barter Books (in Alnwick), The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, and admire the striking features of Wallington Hall.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hexham trip planner .

Drive from Ambleside to Hexham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Hexham sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Alnwick, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Cragside House and Gardens, The Quayside
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fountains Abbey and National Railway Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and York Castle Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton), Filey Beach (in Filey) and Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandsend Beach, make a trip to Castle Howard, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our York day trip planning app .

You can drive from Hexham to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, York Bird of Prey Centre, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Fountains Abbey, Scarborough Beach
Highlights from your plan
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

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.
Let the collections at IWM Duxford and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Beachy Head and Victoria and Albert Museum. Take a break from London with a short trip to Battle Abbey and Battlefield in Battle, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read London route builder site .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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