54 days in England Itinerary

54 days in England Itinerary

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54 days in England Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
London
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
Bournemouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
St Ives
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Woolacombe
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Warwick
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Grasmere
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Stamford
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Perth

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Brent Valley Golf Course. For shopping fun, head to Camden Market or Oxford Street. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, explore the galleries of Churchill War Rooms, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in July, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bournemouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. You'll explore and learn at The Tank Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Visit Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Winchester Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sculpture by the Lakes (in Dorchester), Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach, get lost in a book at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, stop by Woodgreen Community Shop, and see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bournemouth holiday maker site .

Getting from London to Bournemouth by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Woodgreen Community Shop, Sculpture by the Lakes, The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Sculpture by the Lakes ©
Sculpture by the Lakes
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Mount and St. Just in Roseland Church. Appreciate the collections at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Cowhouse Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Newquay (Fistral Beach Bar & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours), Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Porthcurno (in Porthcurno). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, stroll through Little Perhaver Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Godrevy Head.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Ives holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bournemouth in August: highs in St Ives hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newquay, Little Perhaver Beach, St Just-in-Roseland Church, Perranporth Beach, St. Michael's Mount
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum and Three Hares Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Woolacombe Beach and Summerleaze Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Woolacombe: Trebarwith Strand Beach (in Trebarwith), Westward Ho Beach (in Westward Ho) and Sandymouth Beach (in Stibb). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saunton Beach, and trek along Baggy Point Easy Access Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe trip planning app .

You can drive from St Ives to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bude, Trebarwith Strand Beach, Saunton Beach, Westward Ho Beach, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach

6
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 Victoria Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Pulteney Bridge and Rostra Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Chipping Sodbury Golf Club (in Chipping Sodbury), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, take in breathtaking views at Cheddar Gorge, and contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Woolacombe to Bath in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Combe, Chipping Sodbury Golf Club, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Popular historic sites such as Sudeley Castle and Chavenage House are in your itinerary. Head to Moreton in Marsh and Peter Martin Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Berkeley Castle (in Berkeley). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, and get outside with The Cotswold Range.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Wotton-under-Edge, The Wychwood Brewery, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

4
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Get outdoors at The Knights of Middle England and Hatton Locks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Warwick Castle and Collegiate Church of St Mary's. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warwick: Upton House and Gardens (in Banbury) and Snozone (in Milton Keynes). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hatton Country World, step into the grandiose world of Kenilworth Castle, examine the collection at British Motor Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Lord Leycester Hospital.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Warwick sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Warwick takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Upton House and Gardens, Kenilworth Castle, British Motor Museum, Snozone
Highlights from your plan
Upton House and Gardens ©
Upton House and Gardens
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Collegiate Church of St Mary's ©
Collegiate Church of St Mary's

6
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Step out of the city life by going to Helvellyn and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Viridian Gallery and Merz Barn will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to SpindleCraft (in Holmrook), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Seascale Beach (in Seascale). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Silecroft Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Heaton Cooper Studio, explore the activities along Buttermere, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Man of Coniston.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grasmere road trip site .

Traveling by car from Warwick to Grasmere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Penrith, Scafell Pike Mountain, Seascale Beach, Silecroft Beach
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Fulford Golf Club and National Centre for Birds of Prey. Get some historical perspective at Chatsworth House and York Minster. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Filey Beach (in Filey), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, take in the exciting artwork at Pyramid Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the York road trip planning website .

Drive from Grasmere to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Stamford.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Filey Beach, York Bird of Prey Centre, Ladybower Reservoir, Chatsworth House, National Centre for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

3
nights
Stamford

Stamford ©
Stamford is a town on the River Welland in Lincolnshire, England, 92mi north of London on the A1. You've now added Burghley Horse Trials to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Sandringham House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hunstanton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Stamford Town Centre and then steep yourself in history at Burghley House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stamford online road trip planner .

Getting from York to Stamford by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Stamford are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stamford

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

St Leonard's Church, Hunstanton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Burghley House ©
Burghley House
Hunstanton Beach ©
Hunstanton Beach

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