60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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60 days in England Itinerary

Start: Pasco
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Alnwick
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Norwich
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
St Austell
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
7
Penzance
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Exeter
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Bath
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Whitby
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Pasco

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Tanners Arms, The Black Swan Alnwick and The Tavern, Steakhouse and Lodge. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barter Books and The Mick Oxley Gallery. Lindisfarne Priory and Cragside House and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Beadnell Bay Beach (in Beadnell), Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh) and Berwick upon Tweed (Paxton House & Lady Waterford Hall). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, head off the coast to Farne Islands, take an in-depth tour of Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Grace Darling Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick day trip tool .

Pasco, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Pasco to Alnwick. When traveling from Pasco in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, Lindisfarne Priory, Beadnell Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rievaulx Abbey and Ferens Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Chatsworth House and York City Walls are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Beverley Minster (in Beverley), The Bowes Museum (in Barnard Castle) and Lucy Pittaway Art Gallery (in Richmond). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com.

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You can take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in York are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bakewell, Rievaulx Abbey, The Bowes Museum, Beverley Minster, Ferens Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House
Beverley Minster
Beverley Minster
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum

5
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Let the collections at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum and RAF Air Defence Radar Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blickling Estate and The Museum of the Broads. Get out of town with these interesting Norwich side-trips: The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (in Walsingham), Bircham Windmill (in Great Bircham) and Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (in Woodbridge). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral, examine the collection at The Royal Station, contemplate the long history of Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sea Palling Beach.

Plan trip to Norwich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from York to Norwich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Dunwich Heath and Beach, Church of St. Mary Magdalene, The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum ©

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Mottisfont Abbey and Weald & Downland Living Museum. Get some cultural insight at Petworth House and Park and Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Winchester (Hospital of St Cross & The Great Hall), Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton) and The Sculpture Park (in Churt). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, explore the historical opulence of Portchester Castle, see the interesting displays at Fishbourne Roman Palace, and explore the galleries of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Drive from Norwich to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chichester, Winchester, Mottisfont Abbey, Portchester Castle, The Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

4
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sculpture by the Lakes and Lucy's Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove. Step out of Swanage to go to Bovington and see The Tank Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and view the masterpieces at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Swanage trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Portsmouth to Swanage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Sculpture by the Lakes, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Sculpture by the Lakes ©
Sculpture by the Lakes
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

5
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Visit Watergate Bay and Trebarwith Strand Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as St Mawes Castle and St. Just in Roseland Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford) and Restormel Castle (in Lostwithiel). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Tregony Gallery, kick back and relax at Polkerris Beach, shop like a local with Cscape Art, and examine the collection at Wheal Martyn.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St Austell trip planner .

Drive from Swanage to St Austell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newquay, Mevagissey, Tintagel, St Just-in-Roseland Church, Tregony Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

2
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. On the 9th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at The Cowhouse Gallery, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, then stroll through Sennen Cove Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Merry Maidens. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Wheal Coates, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwithian Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Chysauster Ancient Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Penzance trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Penzance takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Penzance sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Exeter.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sennen Cove Beach, Gwithian Beach, St. Michael's Mount, Wheal Coates, The Cowhouse Gallery
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Chysauster Ancient Village ©
Chysauster Ancient Village
Wheal Coates ©
Wheal Coates

5
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. For shopping fun, head to Wabasso Art Cafe or Ilfracombe Art & Craft Society. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunster Castle and Cleeve Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Exeter: Ilfracombe (Chambercombe Manor & Ilfracombe Museum), Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Exeter Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, contemplate the long history of St Olaves Church, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Vintage Shed.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Exeter road trip planning tool .

Getting from Penzance to Exeter by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Dunster Castle, Lynton Cinema, The Vintage Shed
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tintern Abbey and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Bristol Museum & Art Gallery), Dyrham Park (in Dyrham) and Berrow Beach (in Berrow). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Haynes International Motor Museum, steep yourself in history at Chalice Well, take an in-depth tour of American Museum & Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sherborne Abbey.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bath online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Exeter to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Berrow Beach, Dyrham Park, Tintern Abbey, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Covent Garden and Harrods. IWM Duxford and Victoria and Albert Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Big Pit National Coal Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Gloucester Docks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, then take a stroll through Moreton in Marsh, and finally contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester sightseeing planner .

Drive from London to Gloucester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Gloucester sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tewkesbury Abbey, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Parish Church of St John Baptist, Sudeley Castle, Moreton in Marsh
Highlights from your plan
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

3
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
On the 29th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, appreciate the extensive heritage of 199 Steps, then see the interesting displays at Bondville Model Village, and finally enjoy the sea views from Flamborough Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at The Scarborough Fair Collection, view the masterpieces at Ryedale Folk Museum, then contemplate the long history of Helmsley Castle, and finally snap pictures at Swing Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitby holiday planning site .

You can drive from Gloucester to Whitby in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gloucester in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whitby, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bridlington, Helmsley Castle, Ryedale Folk Museum, The Scarborough Fair Collection
Highlights from your plan
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey
Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Slapton Sands, step aboard Golden Hind Museum Ship, and then learn about all things military at Brixham Battery Heritage Centre. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Hope Cove Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bigbury-on-Sea Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Torquay day trip site .

Getting from Whitby to Torquay by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brixham, Hope Cove Beach, Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, Slapton Sands
Highlights from your plan
Slapton Sands
Slapton Sands
Hope Cove Beach ©
Hope Cove Beach
Bigbury-on-Sea Beach ©
Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

3
nights
Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate ©
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Lovelys Gallery, contemplate the long history of Margate Tudor House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sailors Church, then view the masterpieces at York Street Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at The Micro Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Turner Contemporary, then browse the fresh offerings at The Old Kent Market, then examine the collection at Margate Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Walpole Bay Hotel Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Margate trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Margate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Margate

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Ramsgate, Stone Bay
Highlights from your plan
The Micro Museum ©
The Micro Museum
Sailors Church ©
Sailors Church
Walpole Bay Hotel Museum ©
Walpole Bay Hotel Museum

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