44 days in England Itinerary

44 days in England Itinerary

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44 days in England Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  27​h
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Eastbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Exeter
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
York
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
8
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Telford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Bath
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  29​h
End: Auckland

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at IWM Duxford and Ely Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Step out of London to go to Cambridge and see Fitzwilliam Museum, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip itinerary maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Auckland to London due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Eastbourne.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ely Cathedral, Fitzwilliam Museum, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Let the collections at Hever Castle & Gardens and Hastings Fishermen's Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Beachy Head and Battle Abbey and Battlefield are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam), Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps) and Standen (in East Grinstead). There's lots more to do: get curious at The Observatory Science Centre, explore the striking landscape at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and take a stroll through Old Town Hastings.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eastbourne route planner.

You can take a train from London to Eastbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hastings, Brighton and Hove, Standen, Bodiam Castle, Hever Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

3
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Popular historic sites such as Winchester Cathedral and Corfe Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Dorset Adventure Park (in Corfe Castle), Seaview Wildlife Encounter (in Seaview) and Durlston Country Park (in Swanage). It doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Mottisfont Abbey.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Eastbourne to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Durlston Country Park, Mottisfont Abbey, Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Seaview Wildlife Encounter ©
Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Mottisfont Abbey ©
Mottisfont Abbey

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tintagel Castle and Screech Owl Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lanhydrock House and Garden and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: The Milky Way Adventure Park (in Clovelly) and Padstow (Padstow Harbour & National Lobster Hatchery). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newquay road trip planning app .

Getting from Portsmouth to Newquay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Padstow, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Perranporth Beach, Screech Owl Sanctuary, The Milky Way Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dunster Castle and Coleton Fishacre. Explore hidden gems such as Woolacombe Beach and The Big Sheep.. Step out of Exeter to go to Sidmouth and see The Donkey Sanctuary, which is approximately 40 minutes away.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Exeter vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Exeter takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coleton Fishacre, The Donkey Sanctuary, The Big Sheep., Dunster Castle, Woolacombe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle

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.
On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorleston Beach, take an in-depth tour of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate, then contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exeter to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, Gorleston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Room Escape Games
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fountains Abbey and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. You'll explore and learn at National Coal Mining Museum for England and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Steep Hill (in Lincoln) and Flamborough Lighthouse (in Flamborough). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our York travel website .

Drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridlington, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Steep Hill, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Vindolanda and Grace Darling Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Explore Newcastle upon Tyne's surroundings by going to Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Hexham Abbey (in Hexham). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Quayside.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne driving holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hexham, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some cultural insight at Lakeland Motor Museum and Carlisle Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Muncaster Castle and Sizergh Castle. Explore Ambleside's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Keld Chapel (in Shap) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tarn Hows and have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Telford.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penrith, Lake Windermere, Muncaster Castle, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Derwentwater
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

3
nights
Telford

Telford
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Country Living Museum and British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ludlow Castle and Stokesay Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Telford: St Laurence's Church (in Ludlow) and Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town and learn about all things military at Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Telford trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Telford by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Telford, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Telford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ludlow, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park, Black Country Living Museum, Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, Trentham Monkey Forest
Highlights from your plan
Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Get some historical perspective at Gloucester Cathedral and Berkeley Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jet Age Museum and Nature in Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Hereford Cathedral (in Hereford), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Goodrich Castle (in Goodrich). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, and shop like a local with Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip planner.

You can drive from Telford to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Telford in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Gloucester. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Goodrich Castle, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Old Baptist Chapel, Hereford Cathedral, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
Hereford Cathedral ©
Hereford Cathedral
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle

8
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to StudlandBeachandNatureReserve (in Studland), Glastonbury (Chalice Well, Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints, & more) and Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Ilchester). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Haynes International Motor Museum, explore the historical opulence of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield, and identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bath trip simple and quick.

Drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Barnbury
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

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