62 days in England Itinerary

62 days in England Itinerary

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62 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Dover
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cambridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Burford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bath
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Paignton
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Bakewell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Liverpool
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Blackpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Keswick
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
York
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain. Step out of London with an excursion to Windsor Castle in Windsor--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London online trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In April, London is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Howletts Wild Animal Park, experience rural life at Brogdale Collections, then pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with Canterbury Punting Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Walmer Castle and Gardens and then explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dover online trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Dover takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Dover are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Norwich.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Canterbury, Brogdale Collections, Walmer Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Howletts Wild Animal Park ©
Howletts Wild Animal Park

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norwich Cathedral and The Plantation Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Norwich side-trips: Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Blickling Estate (in Blickling). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of The Broads National Park and identify plant and animal life at Strumpshaw Fen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Norwich trip builder app .

Getting from Dover to Norwich by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dover in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Norwich, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Strumpshaw Fen, Gorleston Beach, Blickling Estate
Highlights from your plan
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
The Broads National Park ©
The Broads National Park

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Step off the beaten path and head to King's College Chapel and Fitzwilliam Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Burghley House (in Stamford) and Peterborough Cathedral (in Peterborough). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, contemplate the long history of St. John's College, take in nature's colorful creations at Anglesey Abbey, and deepen your understanding at King's College, University of Cambridge.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Norwich to Cambridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burghley House, Anglesey Abbey, IWM Duxford, Peterborough Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Peterborough Cathedral ©
Peterborough Cathedral
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
The River Cam ©
The River Cam

10
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gloucester Cathedral and Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: Cheltenham (Cheltenham Racecourse, Proud Lion, & more), Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Tewkesbury Battlefield) and St Peter's Church (in Upper Slaughter). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, admire the masterpieces at The MAD Museum, steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Plan a Stratford-upon-Avon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cambridge to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Burford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Warwick, Broadway Tower
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

2
nights
Burford

Burford ©
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and then stroll around Crickley Hill. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Rollright Stones, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Burford trip maker tool .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Burford in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Burford

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Model Village, Corinium Museum, Crickley Hill, Rollright Stones, St. Edward's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
St. Edward's Church ©
St. Edward's Church

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wells Cathedral and The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of The Circus, take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Chalice Well.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Burford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paignton.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bristol, Glastonbury, St. Mary's Church, Thames and Severn Canal, Woodchester Mansion Trust
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

3
nights
Paignton

Paignton ©
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coleton Fishacre and Bigbury-on-Sea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Paignton: Plymouth (Plymouth Hoe & National Marine Aquarium) and Buckfastleigh (Buckfast Abbey & Pennywell Farm). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paignton travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bath to Paignton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Paignton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Plymouth, Buckfastleigh, Coleton Fishacre, Bigbury-on-Sea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park ©
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre
Plymouth Hoe ©
Plymouth Hoe

3
nights
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Step off the beaten path and head to Ladybower Reservoir and Kedleston Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: Digley Reservoir (in Holme), Alton Towers (in Alton) and Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Haddon Hall and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatsworth House.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bakewell route planning website .

Traveling by car from Paignton to Bakewell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Ladybower Reservoir, Digley Reservoir, Alton Towers, Kedleston Hall
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Haddon Hall ©
Haddon Hall

4
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World Museum and Walker Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Chester (Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral, & more) and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (in Holywell). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tate Liverpool, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chester, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum

2
nights
Blackpool

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): find something for the whole family at The Blackpool Tower, make a trip to Blackpool Illuminations, and then get in on the family fun at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Blackpool Zoo.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Blackpool driving holiday planner.

Drive from Liverpool to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Blackpool

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Blackpool Pleasure Beach ©
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool Zoo ©
Blackpool Zoo
The Blackpool Tower ©
The Blackpool Tower

8
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Derwentwater and Lake Windermere. Venture out of the city with trips to Windermere (Orrest Head & Treetop Trek), Kendal (Levens Hall, Kendal Castle, & more) and Tarn Hows (in Coniston). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, don't miss a visit to Allan Bank, see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkshead Brewery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Keswick trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Blackpool to Keswick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Keswick can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kendal, Grasmere, Windermere, Ambleside, Lakes Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn

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 Yorkshire Air Museum and Filey Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: The Deep (in Kingston-upon-Hull) and Peasholm Park (in Scarborough). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, wander the streets of York Shambles, get your game on at The York Dungeon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Keswick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in York, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Deep, Filey Beach, Peasholm Park
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker

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