50 days in England Itinerary

50 days in England Itinerary

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50 days in England Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
1
York
— 9 nights
train:  1​h
2
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Bath
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 11 nights
train:  1​h
6
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Birmingham
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Manchester
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
End: Dayton

9
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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster), Nidderdale Llamas (in Harrogate) and Farm Adventure Yorkshire (in Masham). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read York visit planner .

Dayton, USA to York is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Dayton to York, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dayton in August, with highs in York at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Farm Adventure Yorkshire, Nidderdale Llamas, Lincoln Castle
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: Penrith (The Toffee Shop, Silver Yard Gallery, & more), Durham (Durham Cathedral & Icarus Simulation Limited) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, stroll around Jesmond Dene Park, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Sim Centre, and get curious at The Discovery Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary planner.

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 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Penrith, Durham, Keswick, The Angel of the North, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Flight Sim Centre ©
Flight Sim Centre
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

9
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Longleat (in Warminster), Highnam Court Gardens (in Highnam) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, get outside with The Cotswold Range, and examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cirencester, Bristol, Berkeley, Tetbury
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

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. On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then examine the collection at HMS Victory, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower.

Plan a Portsmouth trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

11
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dover Castle in Dover (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London online itinerary planner .

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 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Go for a jaunt from Oxford to Burford to see Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, stroll around Christ Church Meadow, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and get advice or help at Bodleian Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oxford holiday planner .

Take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Walking tours

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.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, have some family-friendly fun at Matrix Virtual Reality, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, try for a hole-in-one at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Birmingham journey maker website .

Take a train from Oxford to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Birmingham sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, St Mary's Church, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Great Orme (in Llandudno), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Liverpool (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool & Royal Albert Dock Liverpool). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy some diversion at Manchester Climbing Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, and engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planner .

Traveling by train from Birmingham to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Manchester sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Liverpool, Chatsworth House, Great Orme
Highlights from your plan
Manchester Climbing Centre ©
Manchester Climbing Centre
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

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