59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

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59 days in England Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + train:  29​h
1
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Norwich
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Eastbourne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bournemouth
— 6 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Bath
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

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 some historical perspective at Fountains Abbey and York Minster. Step out of the city life by going to Scarborough Beach and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Explore York's surroundings by going to Filey Beach (in Filey), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (in Wakefield) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles, steep yourself in history at York City Walls, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our York itinerary app .

Brisbane, Australia to York is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Brisbane to York, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get colder in York: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Filey Beach, Space Vintage and Retro, York Bird of Prey Centre, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

7
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get in touch with nature at Lake Windermere and Tarn Hows. For shopping fun, head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop or Grasmere Chocolate Cottage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot), SpindleCraft (in Holmrook) and Buttermere (in Buttermere). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, steep yourself in history at Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ambleside trip maker site .

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere, Hexham, Carlisle Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

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.
Do your shopping at The One Stop Nature Shop and Emmerdale Farm Shop. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norwich Cathedral and Bircham Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Ely Cathedral (in Ely), RSPB Snettisham (in Snettisham) and Horsey Beach (in Horsey). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorleston Beach, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, look for gifts at Sutton Pottery, and contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich online journey maker .

Drive from Ambleside to Norwich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Norwich are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Horsey Beach, The One Stop Nature Shop, Church of the Holy Transfiguration, RSPB Titchwell Marsh, Emmerdale Farm Shop
Highlights from your plan
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
RSPB Titchwell Marsh ©
RSPB Titchwell Marsh
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

6
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beachy Head and Old Town Hastings. Take a break from the city and head to Camber Sands and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Battle (Battle Abbey and Battlefield & BRITISH design BRITISH made), Brighton (Gustamps & North Laine) and Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam). There's lots more to do: stop by Alpaca Annie, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Arundel Castle and Gardens, and find something for the whole family at Drusillas Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eastbourne travel route planner.

Drive from Norwich to Eastbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Battle, Hastings, Brighton and Hove, Steyning, Much Ado Books
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield

7
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Get outdoors at The Garlic Farm and Shanklin Chine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Carisbrooke Castle. Step out of Sandown with an excursion to The Needles Battery in Totland--about 50 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sandown route planner.

Getting from Eastbourne to Sandown by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Sandown are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Shanklin, Ventnor, Niton, Arreton, Newport
Highlights from your plan
Shanklin Chine ©
Shanklin Chine
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

6
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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gunwharf Quays and Sandy Cristel. Explore hidden gems such as Hengistbury Head Beach and New Forest National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Bournemouth: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Woodgreen Community Shop (in Woodgreen). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Brownsea Island, identify plant and animal life at Mudeford Quay, browse the exhibits of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, and get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bournemouth trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to Bournemouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Poole, Portsmouth, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Woodgreen Community Shop, New Forest National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Mudeford Quay ©
Mudeford Quay

4
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. For shopping fun, head to Pursenalities or Lucy's Farm. Corfe Castle and Portland Bill Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Nothe Fort (in Weymouth) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, take an in-depth tour of Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, enjoy the sea views from Anvil Point Lighthouse, and view the masterpieces at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Swanage trip builder app .

Drive from Bournemouth to Swanage in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Swanage sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Nothe Fort, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Cathedral and Gloucester Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and Avebury Stone Circle. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Treasure Seekers Gift Shop (in Gloucester). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Dunster Castle, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath online holiday planner .

You can drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Dunster Castle, Exeter Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

7
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.
Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London vacation planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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