59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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London
— 7 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Whitby
— 3 nights
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Leeds
— 4 nights
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Manchester
— 5 nights
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Sheffield
— 3 nights
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Derby
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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St Mawes
— 4 nights
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Timsbury
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove
— 5 nights
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Mayfield
— 3 nights
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Brentford
— 2 nights
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London

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London route maker app.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

York

— 6 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to South Cave Falconry (in South Cave), Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite) and National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, and go for a walk through York City Walls.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in York

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitby

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Whitby: Beck Isle Museum (in Pickering), Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert) and Durham (Oriental Museum, Durham Riverside Walk, &more).

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Whitby trip planning website.

You can drive from York to Whitby in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leeds

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeds: Windermere (Orrest Head, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more), Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Farm Adventure Yorkshire, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, sample the fine beverages at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd, and experience rural life at Nidderdale Llamas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leeds planner.

You can drive from Whitby to Leeds in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Manchester

— 5 nights

Capital of the North

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Battlefield Falconry Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Long Mynd, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Coach House Healing Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manchester vacation planner.

Getting from Leeds to Manchester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 3 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Thornbridge Hall Gardens (in Ashford-in-the-Water), Bakewell (Chatsworth House & River Wye) and Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Holly Hagg Community farm, hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, look for gifts at Grindleford Community Shop, and go for a walk through Mam Tor.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sheffield trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Manchester to Sheffield by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Derby.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Derby

— 6 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derby: Tanks-Alot (in Helmdon), Catanger Llamas (in Towcester) and Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Derby day trip planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to Derby in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Derby can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Derby

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The Mill Garden, step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Steelhouse Lane Lock-up. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Banks's Park Brewery, see the interesting displays at The Darby Houses, and then get to know the fascinating history of Loamhole Dingle.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derby to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

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: Tewkesbury (Old Baptist Chapel, Tewkesbury Abbey, &more), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens, and trek along Cotswold Way.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bath travel route planning tool.

You can take a train from Birmingham to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Mawes.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

St Mawes

— 4 nights
St Mawes is a small town opposite Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting St Mawes side-trips: St Agnes (Chapel Porth Beach, Blue Hills Tin Streams, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Just-in-Roseland Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Lamorran Gardens, make a trip to The Harbour Gallery, and cast your line with Fish & Trips of St Mawes.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St Mawes trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bath to St Mawes in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Timsbury.

Things to do in St Mawes

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Timsbury

— 1 night
Timsbury is a village located in Hampshire, England, near the town of Romsey. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Timsbury Fishing and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Timsbury trip itinerary website.

Drive from St Mawes to Timsbury in 4.5 hours. In August in Timsbury, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Timsbury

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove

— 5 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tinwood Estate Vineyard (in Chichester), Hawking About (in Arundel) and Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Rye Waterworks MIcropub). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Cupani Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Therapy Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at East Sussex Falconry.

Plan my day in Brighton and Hove using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Timsbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mayfield.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mayfield

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Mayfield side-trips: Limpsfield Common (in Oxted) and Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mayfield trip builder.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Mayfield in an hour. In August in Mayfield, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Brentford.

Things to do in Mayfield

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brentford

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Musical Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, then make a trip to York House Gardens, and finally walk around Isabella Plantation.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brentford travel route builder tool.

Getting from Mayfield to Brentford by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brentford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brentford

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Yorkshire travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Nightlife
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.

Derbyshire travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Gardens · Caves
A large part of Derbyshire lies within the Peak District National Park, noted for being Britain’s first-ever national park. One of the most easily accessible parts of the country, an outstanding network of roads and rail lines intersects this region. Considered one of England’s top locations for outdoor holidays, Derbyshire boasts hundreds of fine hotels, restaurants, inns, self-catering cottages, and campsites. Though many hikers, cyclists, and climbers spend most of their time touring the stunning scenery of the famous national park, you can also find plenty of places to visit in the central Derbyshire region, known for containing the burial mounds of Neolithic settlers, dated to about 2500 BCE.

Ealing travel guide

3.5
Specialty Museums · Parks · Science Museums