49 days in England Itinerary

49 days in England Itinerary

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49 days in England Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Rye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
St Ives
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Woolacombe
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Portinscale
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Durham
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
8
York
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
9
London
— 7 nights
End: London

3
nights
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Visit Pett Level Beach and Camber Sands for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to The Hawking Centre and The Big Cat Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to East Sussex Falconry in Herstmonceux (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rye day trip site .

London to Rye is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Rye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Rye

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Pett Level Beach, The Big Cat Sanctuary, East Sussex Falconry, The Hawking Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ©
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

6
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 outdoors at S&D Falconry and The Welcombe Hills. Warwick Castle and St Oswald's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Stratford-upon-Avon side-trips: Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), Crickley Hill (in Birdlip) and Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts (in Tewkesbury). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, play a few rounds at Stratford-upon-Avon Golf Club, choose your vessel at Warwick Boats, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Falconry Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Rye to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Warwick, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts, Crickley Hill, Walks With Hawks
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Head to Somerset Crafts and Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delightsfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Little Solisbury Hill, stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, and partake in some friendly competition at Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bath travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Bournemouth Beach, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Godrevy Beach and Gwithian Beach. Get in touch with nature at Eden Project and Porthminster Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Crantock Beach (in Crantock). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of St. Michael's Mount, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, look for gifts at St. Ives Bookseller, and take in the dramatic natural features at Godrevy Head.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Get outdoors at Woolacombe Beach and Grunta Beach. Visit Barricane Beach and Welcombe Mouth Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Woolacombe: Teignmouth Town Beach (in Teignmouth), Exmouth Beach (in Exmouth) and Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Saunton Beach, experience rural life at Indicknowle Farm, hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail, and admire the verdant scenery at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Woolacombe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Indicknowle Farm, Teignmouth Town Beach, Exmouth Beach, Saunton Beach, Yarak Bird of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Yarak Bird of Prey ©
Yarak Bird of Prey
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach

6
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Muncaster Castle and Loughrigg Fell. Head to Grasmere Chocolate Cottage and Ye Olde Friarsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Portinscale's surroundings by going to Seascale Beach (in Seascale), Grasmere (The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop & Helm Crag) and SpindleCraft (in Holmrook).

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portinscale itinerary builder app .

Drive from Woolacombe to Portinscale in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Portinscale sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Grasmere, Penrith, SpindleCraft, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

5
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham Heritage Coast and Durham Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Embleton Bay and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durham: Ross Back Sands Beach (in Bamburgh), Walworth Castle Birds of Prey (in Walworth) and Falconry Days (in Hexham). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seaham Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Low Burnhall Woods, and take a stroll through The Quayside.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durham travel planner .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Durham takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Portinscale in May since evenings lows in Durham dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Ross Back Sands Beach, The Quayside, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Embleton Bay, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey

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.
Take a break from the city and head to York Bird of Prey Centre and Filey Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at York Shambles and Pyramid Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, do a tasting at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and look for gifts at The Imaginarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read York road trip tool .

Take a train from Durham to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, National Centre for Birds of Prey, Filey Beach, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Hawks Of Steele
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Camden Market and London Rocks. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and identify plant and animal life at One Tree Hill.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our London road trip planning tool .

Take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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