59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

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59 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rye
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Norwich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Huntingdon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Oxford
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Torquay
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
9
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Worcester
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Nottingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Leeds
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Liverpool
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Bowness-on-Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Apsley House and All Hallows By The Tower will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Geffrye Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Banqueting House, examine the collection at Fenton House, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Hogarth's House.

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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. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rye.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Dockyard Chatham ©
The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Geffrye Museum ©
Geffrye Museum
Apsley House ©
Apsley House

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Battle Abbey and Battlefield and St Andrew's Church. Appreciate the collections at Smugglers Adventure and Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum. Step out of Rye with an excursion to Leeds Castle in Maidstone--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Hastings Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rye tour planner.

Getting from London to Rye by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rye are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hastings, Leeds Castle, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, St Andrew's Church, Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Smugglers Adventure ©
Smugglers Adventure
St Andrew's Church ©
St Andrew's Church

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell will appeal to museum buffs. Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and Tombland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, steep yourself in history at Whitwell and Reepham Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter Mancroft.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Norwich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rye to Norwich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huntingdon.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Whitwell and Reepham Station
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse ©
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell ©

3
nights
Huntingdon

Huntingdon ©
Huntingdon is a market town in Cambridgeshire, England. Houghton Mill (National Trust) and Ely Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Gainsborough's House and The Stained Glass Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Wayside Folk Museum (in Zennor), Ely Museum (in Ely) and Long Melford Church (in Long Melford). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Castle Ashby Gardens and explore the world behind art at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Huntingdon trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Norwich to Huntingdon in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Huntingdon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ely, Northampton, Wayside Folk Museum, Gainsborough's House, Long Melford Church
Highlights from your plan
Houghton Mill (National Trust) ©
Houghton Mill (National Trust)
Gainsborough's House ©
Gainsborough's House
Long Melford Church ©
Long Melford Church

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Popular historic sites such as Christ Church Cathedral and Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Upton House and Gardens. Take a break from Oxford with a short trip to Highclere Castle in Newbury, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Oxford Castle & Prison, examine the collection at Oxford Bus Museum, and take an in-depth tour of History of Science Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford online tour builder .

You can drive from Huntingdon to Oxford in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oxford are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Isle of Wight.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oxford Bus Museum, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle, Upton House and Gardens, Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre
Highlights from your plan
Upton House and Gardens ©
Upton House and Gardens
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

2
nights
Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight ©
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carisbrooke Castle and Dinosaur Isle. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Needles Battery and St Mildred's Church. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from St Catherine's Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Boniface Old Church, examine the collection at The Classic Boat Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Wight holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oxford to Isle of Wight. In July, daytime highs in Isle of Wight are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Isle of Wight

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse

5
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Forest National Park and Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden. You'll explore and learn at The D-Day Story and SeaCity Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Winchester (Winchester Cathedral, Hospital of St Cross, & more), Walford Mill Crafts (in Wimborne Minster) and Tudor House and Garden (in Southampton). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Royal Navy, learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, have fun and explore at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Isle of Wight to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester, Southampton, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, New Forest National Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Royal Navy ©
National Museum of the Royal Navy
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
The D-Day Story ©
The D-Day Story

4
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and St. Materiana's Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens and Devon Guild of Craftsmen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Powderham Castle (in Exeter), Cremyll to Kingsand Walk (in Torpoint) and Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jurassic Coast, hike along Agatha Christie Mile, and stroll around Cockington Court.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay day trip site .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Torquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Torquay

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tintagel, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Powderham Castle, Jurassic Coast, Cremyll to Kingsand Walk
Highlights from your plan
Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens ©
Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic ©
Powderham Castle ©
Powderham Castle

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at Glastonbury Abbey and St Mary Redcliffe Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore M Shed and Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Bristol (Blaise Castle House Museum, St James Priory, & more), Grand Pier (in Weston super Mare) and Longleat (in Warminster). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Dunster Castle, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip builder .

Traveling by train from Torquay to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Worcester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Dunster Castle, Grand Pier, Glastonbury Abbey, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Glastonbury Abbey ©
Glastonbury Abbey
M Shed ©
M Shed
Bristol Cathedral ©
Bristol Cathedral

5
nights
Worcester

Worcester ©
Worcester is a city in Worcestershire, England, southwest of Birmingham and north of Gloucester. Get some cultural insight at Ludlow Castle and Tewkesbury Abbey. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Goodrich Castle and St Laurence's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Worcester: Hailes Abbey (in Hailes), Stokesay Castle (in Ludlow) and Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Royal Worcester, get engrossed in the history at The Commandery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dudley Zoo and Castle, and contemplate the long history of Worcester Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Worcester driving holiday site .

Drive from Bath to Worcester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nottingham.

Things to do in Worcester

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ludlow, Ross-on-Wye, Dudley, Elgar Birthplace Museum, Hereford Cider Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hailes Abbey ©
Hailes Abbey
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle

5
nights
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Visit Hardwick Hall and Gardens and The Revolution House for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum and Snibston Discovery Museum and Country Park. Explore Nottingham's surroundings by going to John Taylor Bellfoundry Museum (in Loughborough), Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre (in Sutton Cheney) and Peak District Lead Mining Museum (in Matlock Bath). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gladstone Pottery Museum, get engrossed in the history at Wedgwood Museum, steep yourself in history at Wollaton Hall and Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nottingham day trip tool .

You can drive from Worcester to Nottingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Worcester in August since evenings lows in Nottingham dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Nottingham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stoke-on-Trent, Chesterfield, Matlock, Snibston Discovery Museum and Country Park, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Leeds

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Salts Mill and Thackray Medical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eyam Plague Village Museum and Cartwright Hall will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeds: Sheffield (Cupola Gallery & Shepherd Wheel), Sledmere House (in Driffield) and Castle Howard (in York).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Leeds journey builder site .

Getting from Nottingham to Leeds by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Leeds, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sheffield, Bradford, Sledmere House, Castle Howard, Eyam Plague Village Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eyam Plague Village Museum ©
Eyam Plague Village Museum
Salts Mill ©
Salts Mill
Thackray Medical Museum ©
Thackray Medical Museum

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nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get some historical perspective at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience and Sudley House. International Slavery Museum and Ribchester Roman Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Castle Park Arts Centre (in Frodsham), Norton Priory Museum and Gardens (in Runcorn) and Liverpool Castle Replica (in Chorley). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Liverpool Town Hall, and learn more about the world around you at World Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Liverpool tour planner .

Traveling by train from Leeds to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Castle Park Arts Centre, Blackburn Cathedral, Ribchester Roman Museum, Norton Priory Museum and Gardens, Liverpool Castle Replica
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere ©
Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Lancaster Castle and Sizergh Castle will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Townend, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, explore the galleries of Holker Hall & Gardens, and examine the collection at Kendal Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bowness-on-Windermere tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Bowness-on-Windermere

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kendal, Lancaster Castle, Townend, Holker Hall & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Townend ©
Townend
Lancaster Castle ©
Lancaster Castle

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vindolanda and Hartlepool Quay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corbridge Roman Town and Blackfriars Medieval Friary. Go for a jaunt from Newcastle upon Tyne to Durham to see Durham Cathedral about 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum and examine the collection at Beamish Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Bowness-on-Windermere to Newcastle upon Tyne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Durham Cathedral, Beamish Museum, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Corbridge Roman Town, Hartlepool Quay
Highlights from your plan
Corbridge Roman Town ©
Corbridge Roman Town
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum ©
Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum

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