49 days in England Itinerary

49 days in England Itinerary

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49 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
2
York
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Keswick
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bath
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Plymouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
St Ives
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney

7
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 Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Oxford Street and Alexis Jewels. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at The Charterhouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London travel 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. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Head to Chatsworth House and York Shamblesfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and Castle Howard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Ripon (Fountains Abbey & Talon Falconry), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Space Vintage and Retro (in Harrogate). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, look for gifts at Hebden Tea Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a York vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Keswick.

Things to do in York

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bridlington, Ripon, Filey Beach, Ladybower Reservoir, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

8
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loughrigg Fell and Orrest Head. For shopping fun, head to Ye Olde Friars or Sam Read Book Shop. Explore Keswick's surroundings by going to Windermere (Holehird Gardens, Lakeland, & more), Ambleside (Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop, Old Bank House Chocolate, & more) and Hedgehog Bookshop (in Penrith). There's lots more to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, don't miss a visit to Townend, and contemplate the long history of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Keswick trip maker tool .

You can drive from York to Keswick in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Keswick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambleside, Windermere, Lake District, Grasmere, Penrith
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

5
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. Step out of the city life by going to Walk to Broadway Tower and The River Avon Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tewkesbury Abbey and Gordon Russell Design Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rise Music (in Cheltenham), Lilley Brook Golf Club (in Charlton Kings) and Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, look for gifts at Roly's Fudge, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and browse for treasures at Stalls Lifestyle.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Keswick to Stratford-upon-Avon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Open Road, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gordon Russell Design Museum ©
Gordon Russell Design Museum

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Wells Cathedral and St Marys Painswick will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bath Abbey and Emma Rose Art Works. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Sandbanks Beach (in Poole), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Bridport Yarn (in Bridport). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, take in the awesome beauty at Little Solisbury Hill, tee off at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, and stop by Pick a Pot.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Tetbury, Weymouth, Wells, Malt House Emporium, Pick a Pot
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

6
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brook Gallery and The Fossil Workshop. We've included these beaches for you: Woolacombe Beach and Monmouth Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Plymouth: Mortehoe (Grunta Beach & Barricane Beach), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Rocky Valley (in Tintagel). And it doesn't end there: hike along Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Summerleaze Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Exmouth Beach.

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Traveling by car from Bath to Plymouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Lyme Regis, Exmouth Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Brook Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk ©
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach

6
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Michael's Mount and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. We've included these beaches for you: Crantock Beach and Godrevy Beach. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Carne Beach (in Veryan), Porthcurno Beach (in Porthcurno) and Sennen Cove Beach (in Sennen). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gwithian Beach, stroll through Perranporth Beach, and look for gifts at I Should Coco.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip website .

You can drive from Plymouth to St Ives in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in St Ives sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newquay, St. Michael's Mount, Godrevy Beach, Carne Beach, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

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