6 days in Southern England Itinerary

6 days in Southern England Itinerary

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6 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
London
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portsmouth
— 1 night
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The British Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

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New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In May, London is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Eastbourne.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
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. On the 26th (Tue), wander the streets of North Laine, stop by Gustamps, then stroll through Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beachy Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, wander the streets of Old Town Hastings, then step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield.

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You can take a train from London to Eastbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hastings, Brighton and Hove, Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

1
night
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. On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, then see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, and then steep yourself in history at HMS Warrior 1860.

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You can drive from Eastbourne to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory

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