59 days in South West England Itinerary

59 days in South West England Itinerary

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59 days in South West England Itinerary

Start: Jamestown, St Helena Island
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
St Austell
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Woolacombe
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bournemouth
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bath
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cirencester
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Jamestown, St Helena Island

12
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Attractions like Eden Project and The Big Sheep. make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Austell: Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (in Exmouth), Virtual Jet Centre (in Chudleigh) and Babbacombe Model Village (in Torquay). The adventure continues: have fun at Cornwall Football Golf, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St Austell trip builder app .

Jamestown, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha to St Austell is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ashburton, Newquay, Bude, Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, Godrevy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cornwall Football Golf ©
Cornwall Football Golf
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
Dragon Archery Centre ©
Dragon Archery Centre

7
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kids will enjoy Woolacombe Beach and Rockham Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Hartland Quay in Hartland (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barricane Beach, trek along Walk - Morte Point Trail, get outside with Fly Like a Bird, and enjoy the sand and surf at Saunton Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Woolacombe trip maker tool .

You can drive from St Austell to Woolacombe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toBournemouth.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Croyde, Putsborough Sands, Saunton Beach, Saunton Golf Club, Marwood Hill Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach

9
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bournemouth Beach and Oceanarium. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Beer (Beer Beach & Pecorama), fossilwalks.com (in Charmouth) and Bridport (Artwave West Gallery & Malabar Trading). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Alum Chine Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hengistbury Head Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bournemouth trip planner.

Drive from Woolacombe to Bournemouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Weymouth, Poole, Salisbury, Bridport, Sidmouth
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park ©
Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

6
nights
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dorset Adventure Park and Dorset Mud Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Corfe Castle online trip maker .

Getting from Bournemouth to Corfe Castle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. September in Corfe Castle sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swanage, Wareham, Lulworth Cove, Sculpture by the Lakes
Highlights from your plan
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

14
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kids will enjoy The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks, Cheltenham Minster, & more), Prinknash Bird And Deer Park (in Cranham) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The International Centre for Birds of Prey, experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and take in breathtaking views at Cheddar Gorge.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip website .

Traveling by car from Corfe Castle to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Chipping Campden, Bristol
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Farm Park ©
Cotswold Farm Park
Longleat ©
Longleat

8
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Family-friendly places like The Cotswold Range and Cotswold Falconry Centre will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cirencester: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Berkeley (Cattle Country Adventure Park, Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, & more) and St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cotswold Country Park & Beach, find something for the whole family at Dragonfly Maze, have fun and explore at The Old Mill Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cirencester online holiday planner .

Getting from Bath to Cirencester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Berkeley, Burford, Tetbury
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre