54 days in England Itinerary

54 days in England Itinerary

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54 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
York
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Alnwick
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grasmere
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bath
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Falmouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Exeter
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Norwich
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
8
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at York Shambles and The Creative Lab. Explore hidden gems such as Steep Hill and Fountains Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Whitby Harbour (in Whitby), RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Filey Beach, view the masterpieces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, and steep yourself in history at Chatsworth House.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the York trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to York is minus 10 hours. In May, York is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wakefield, Whitby Harbour, Steep Hill, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, The Creative Lab
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©

6
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get some historical perspective at Lindisfarne Priory and Paxton House. Head to Barter Books and The Mick Oxley Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Bamburgh (Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, Ross Back Sands Beach, & more), Norham Castle (in Norham) and Lady Waterford Hall (in Berwick upon Tweed). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Old Bewick, shop like a local with Fenwick Gallery, and head off the coast to Farne Islands.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Alnwick visit planner .

You can take a train from York to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from York, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alnwick, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Amble, Berwick upon Tweed, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Preston Tower
Highlights from your plan
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

6
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get some historical perspective at Castlerigg Stone Circle and Brantwood. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Puzzling Place and Viridian Gallery. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, examine the collection at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag, and delve into the distant past at Hardknott Roman Fort.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grasmere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Grasmere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Eskdale, Threlkeld, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit Wells Cathedral and Winchester Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Roman Baths and Fleet Air Arm Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Highclere Castle (in Newbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and St Marys Painswick (in Painswick). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral, delve into the mystery of Avebury Stone Circle, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and see the interesting displays at Haynes International Motor Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bath online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Hereford Cathedral, Avebury Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

6
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lanhydrock House and Garden and St Mawes Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Falmouth: Charlestown (Cscape Art & Charlestown Shipwreck Centre), Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Pendennis Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, stroll through Porthmeor Beach, and view the masterpieces at Tregony Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Falmouth online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Falmouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Exeter.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, St Austell, St Mawes Castle, Perranporth Beach, Tregony Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Trebah Garden ©
Trebah Garden
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

7
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coleton Fishacre and Woolacombe Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dunster Castle and Greenway House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: Wabasso Art Cafe (in Combe Martin), Torquay (Bygones, Cockington Court, & more) and Valley of the Rocks (in Lynmouth). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cotehele, take in the exciting artwork at River Dart Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Exmouth Beach, and examine the collection at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum.

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

Getting from Falmouth to Exeter by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Norwich.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Torquay, Plymouth, Exmouth, Dartmouth, House of Marbles
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Rocks ©
Valley of the Rocks
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Cotehele ©
Cotehele

7
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Norwich Cathedral and Felbrigg Hall. Step off the beaten path and head to Ely Cathedral and Sandringham House. Get out of town with these interesting Norwich side-trips: Time and Tide Museum (in Great Yarmouth), Haddenham Galleries Craft Centre (in Haddenham) and Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, admire the striking features of Ickworth, kick back and relax at Wells Next The Sea Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Framlingham Castle.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Norwich day trip planning site .

You can fly from Exeter to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Norwich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ely, Great Yarmouth, Bury St. Edmunds, Wells-next-the-Sea, Sutton Hoo
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore IWM Duxford and Victoria and Albert Museum. Explore hidden gems such as North Laine and Gustamps. When in London, make a side trip to see Beachy Head in Eastbourne, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London visit website .

You can take a train from Norwich to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, IWM Duxford, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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