59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

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59 days in England Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bamburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ambleside
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Norwich
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Falmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Bude
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Exeter
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Bath
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Whitby Harbour. Let the collections at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and Rudston Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Scarborough Castle (in Scarborough), Filey Beach (in Filey) and Whitby (Church of Saint Mary, Whitby & 199 Steps). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandsend Beach, explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard, and steep yourself in history at York Minster.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our York vacation maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to York is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to York due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in York at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Bridlington, Rudston Heritage Centre, Scarborough Castle, Rievaulx Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

4
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grace Darling Museum and Bamburgh Castle. Get some historical perspective at National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Paxton House. Change things up with these side-trips from Bamburgh: Berwick upon Tweed (Chain Bridge Honey Farm & Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve (in Holy Island). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and head off the coast to Farne Islands.

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Traveling by car from York to Bamburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from York, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bamburgh, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Holy Island, Alnwick, Farne Islands, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

6
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Your inner history buff will appreciate Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muncaster Castle and Vindolanda. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Aira Force (in Penrith). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, and contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Bamburgh to Ambleside in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Hexham, Aira Force Waterfall, Muncaster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

5
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Visit Steep Hill and Burghley House for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Natureland Seal Sanctuary and Wollaton Hall and Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Tattershall Castle (in Tattershall), Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (in East Kirkby) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Belton House, step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Hardwick Hall and Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lincoln online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ambleside to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lincoln sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Chatsworth House, Tattershall Castle, Burghley House
Highlights from your plan
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
Burghley House ©
Burghley House

6
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sandringham House and Norwich Cathedral. Let the collections at The Royal Station and The Old Fire Station capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Blickling Estate (in Blickling), The Museum of the Broads (in Stalham) and Southwold Pier (in Southwold). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Gorleston Beach, explore the historical opulence of Orford Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wells Next The Sea Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Ickworth.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Norwich trip website .

You can drive from Lincoln to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Norwich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wells-next-the-Sea, Stalham, King's Lynn, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Blickling Estate
Highlights from your plan
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

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. Carisbrooke Castle and Winchester Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore HMS Warrior 1860 and Mottisfont Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (in Ventnor), Monkey Haven (in Newport) and Arundel Castle and Gardens (in Arundel). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at New Forest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at HMS Victory, look for all kinds of wild species at Winchester City Mill, and step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Portsmouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Newport, Highclere Castle, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Mottisfont Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Mottisfont Abbey ©
Mottisfont Abbey

5
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Escape the urban bustle at Porthminster Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Pendennis Castle and Cscape Art. Explore Falmouth's surroundings by going to Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Newquay) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, stroll through Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at The Alverton Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Falmouth trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Falmouth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August in Falmouth, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bude.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, St Austell, The Alverton Gallery, Perranporth Beach, Trelissick
Highlights from your plan
Trebah Garden ©
Trebah Garden
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

5
nights
Bude

Bude ©
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Get some historical perspective at Cotehele and Bodmin Moor. Explore hidden gems such as Woolacombe Beach and Westward Ho Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bude: North Devon Maritime Museum (in Appledore), Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle (in Ilfracombe) and Barricane Beach (in Mortehoe). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saunton Beach, see the interesting displays at Hawker's Hut, and don't miss a visit to Plymouth Hoe.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bude tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Bude takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Bude

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Hawker's Hut, Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, St. Nectan's Glen
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Cotehele ©
Cotehele

5
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coleton Fishacre and Cockington Court. Get a sense of the local culture at Dunster Castle and Babbacombe. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenway House (in Dartmouth), Torquay (Bygones & Kents Cavern) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Brixham Harbour, don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour, contemplate the long history of Nothe Fort, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Exeter trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bude to Exeter takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Torquay, Dartmouth, Exmouth, Weymouth, Brixham Harbour
Highlights from your plan
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step out of the city life by going to Lulworth Cove and Head 4 Heights Ltd. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fleet Air Arm Museum and Wells Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and St Nicholas' Church Graveyard (in Moreton). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bath trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Exeter to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Tewkesbury Abbey, St Nicholas' Church Graveyard, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

4
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 some historical perspective at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. You'll explore and learn at IWM Duxford and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Big Ben, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

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Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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