59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

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59 days in England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
fly:  36​h 30​min
1
Penrith
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
York
— 6 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Newquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Torquay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Weymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Portsmouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Eastbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Norwich
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
9
London
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Cragside House and Gardens and The Quayside are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Aira Force Waterfall and Derwentwater. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Barter Books (in Alnwick), Windermere (Cookhouse Gallery & Lake Windermere) and The Fitzwilliam Gallery (in Hawkshead). There's much more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, hunt for treasures at Orton Farmers' Market, admire the striking features of Carlisle Cathedral, and explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Penrith road trip planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Penrith is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Penrith due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, you will find days in Penrith are much colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Hexham, The Fitzwilliam Gallery, Predator Experience Ltd
Highlights from your plan
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fountains Abbey and York Bird of Prey Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The York Dungeon and York Shambles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Filey Beach (in Filey). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, make a trip to Whitby Harbour, examine the collection at Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities, and admire the sheer force of Aysgarth Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the York trip site .

You can drive from Penrith to York in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in York can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby, Bakewell, Scarborough Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Perranporth Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Visit Westward Ho Beach and Carbis Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to St Ives (Porthminster Beach & Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden), National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow) and Bude Tunnel (in Bude). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach, explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, and stroll through Crantock Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newquay trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from York to Newquay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Godrevy Beach, National Lobster Hatchery, Perranporth Beach, Westward Ho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

6
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Get a sense of the local culture at Cockington Court and Dunster Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Woolacombe Beach and Kents Cavern. Get out of town with these interesting Torquay side-trips: Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh), Saunton Beach (in Saunton) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Berry Head National Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Goodrington Sands, explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Exmouth Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Newquay to Torquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Exmouth, Brixham, Plymouth Hoe, Goodrington Sands, Dunster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

5
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Take a break from the city and head to Lulworth Cove and Sandbanks Beach. The Tank Museum and The Roman Baths are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Weymouth's surroundings by going to Bath Abbey (in Bath), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Corfe Castle (Model Village Gardens & Cafe & Corfe Castle). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, enjoy the sea views from Portland Bill Lighthouse, and brush up on your military savvy at Fleet Air Arm Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Torquay to Weymouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Sandbanks Beach ©
Sandbanks Beach

6
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. Get in touch with nature at Hengistbury Head Beach and Shanklin Chine. Get a sense of the local culture at HMS Victory and Arundel Castle and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), The Garlic Farm (in Newchurch) and Seaview Wildlife Encounter (in Seaview). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, head off the coast to Brownsea Island, contemplate the long history of HMS Warrior 1860, and sample the fine beverages at Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth road trip planning tool .

Getting from Weymouth to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Garlic Farm, Winchester Cathedral, Petworth House and Park, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
Seaview Wildlife Encounter ©
Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Brownsea Island ©
Brownsea Island

5
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Relax by the water at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters and Bexhill Beach. Get in touch with nature at Beachy Head and The Big Cat Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Eastbourne side-trips: Camber Sands (in Camber), Brighton (The Lanes, Gustamps, & more) and Battle Abbey and Battlefield (in Battle). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St Margaret-at-Cliffe, identify plant and animal life at East Sussex Falconry, take in the dramatic natural features at The White Cliffs of Dover, and admire the natural beauty at Scotney Castle Garden.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eastbourne driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Portsmouth to Eastbourne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Eastbourne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Dover, Scotney Castle Garden, East Sussex Falconry, Old Town Hastings
Highlights from your plan
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

5
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Norwich Cathedral and Ely Cathedral. Visit Gorleston Beach and Wells Next The Sea Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: RSPB Titchwell Marsh (in Titchwell), Natureland Seal Sanctuary (in Skegness) and Happisburgh Owl Barn (in North Walsham). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Minsmere, stroll through Horsey Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Southwold Pier, and explore the striking landscape of The Broads National Park.

Plan a Norwich trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Eastbourne to Norwich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

RSPB Titchwell Marsh, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Gorleston Beach, Southwold Pier
Highlights from your plan
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
RSPB Minsmere ©
RSPB Minsmere

12
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.
Get outdoors at Viking Bay and Platinum Training. Discover out-of-the-way places like IWM Duxford and The Courtauld Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew) and Ramsgate Tunnels (in Ramsgate). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London road trip site .

You can take a train from Norwich to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cambridge, Cotswolds Distillery, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, The Brewery Quarter, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Viking Bay ©
Viking Bay
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

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