60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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60 days in England Itinerary

Start: Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly + train:  14​h
1
Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cambridge
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Norwich
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ripon
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Holy Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Alnwick
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Bath
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Exeter
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bodmin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Isle of Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Wareham
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
13
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Bridgetown, Barbados

5
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Visit Berrington Hall and Ludlow Castle for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Royal Air Force Museum (in Shifnal), Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, and steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary maker tool .

Bridgetown, Barbados to Birmingham is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bridgetown to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. In April, Birmingham is cooler than Bridgetown - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hereford, Oxford, Gloucester Cathedral, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Black Country Living Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Trust Berrington Hall ©
National Trust Berrington Hall
Ludlow Castle ©
Ludlow Castle
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford ©

5
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Ickworth House and Anglesey Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and The Centre for Computing History. Explore Cambridge's surroundings by going to Ely Cathedral (in Ely), Ferry Meadows Country Park (in Peterborough) and Burghley House (in Stamford). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, steep yourself in history at Gonville and Caius College, and deepen your understanding at Trinity College.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cambridge tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Birmingham to Cambridge in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

London, Burghley House, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ely Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Centre for Computing History ©
The Centre for Computing History
Trinity College ©
Trinity College

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sutton Hoo and Room Escape Games. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sandringham House and Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Blickling Estate (in Blickling), Bircham Gallery (in Holt) and Saint Mary the Virgin Church (in Huntingfield). There's much more to do: make a trip to Holkham Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, learn about winemaking at Valley Farm Vineyards, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John Maddermarket.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Norwich online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cambridge to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Ripon.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Great Yarmouth, Happisburgh Lighthouse, Valley Farm Vineyards, Sutton Hoo, Binham Priory
Highlights from your plan
Happisburgh Lighthouse ©
Happisburgh Lighthouse
The Museum of the Broads ©
The Museum of the Broads
Time and Tide Museum ©
Time and Tide Museum

6
nights
Ripon

Ripon ©
Ripon is a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Visit Sizergh Castle and Kendal Parish Church for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ripon Cathedral and St Michael and All Angels Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Ripon: York (The York Dungeon & Castle Howard), Royal Armouries Museum (in Leeds) and National Coal Mining Museum for England (in Overton). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fountains Abbey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, examine the collection at Streetlife Museum of Transport, and step into the grandiose world of Scarborough Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ripon trip builder tool .

Getting from Norwich to Ripon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Ripon

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kendal, York, Royal Armouries Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
Streetlife Museum of Transport ©
Streetlife Museum of Transport
St Michael and All Angels Church ©
Ripon Cathedral ©
Ripon Cathedral

1
night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ripon to Holy Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Holy Island can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Centre ©
Lindisfarne Centre
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Museum-lovers will get to explore Grace Darling Museum and Roman Army Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Warkworth Castle & Hermitage. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge), The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, explore the historical opulence of Carlisle Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick trip app .

You can drive from Holy Island to Alnwick in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. May in Alnwick sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hexham, Bamburgh, Carlisle, Farne Islands, The Quayside
Highlights from your plan
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery ©
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Roman Army Museum ©
Roman Army Museum

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Castle Combe Village and Lacock Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Haynes International Motor Museum and Fashion Museum Bath. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells (Wells Cathedral & The Bishop's Palace and Gardens), Avebury (Avebury Stone Circle & Avebury Manor) and Highclere Castle (in Newbury). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chalice Well, stroll through Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, delve into the distant past at Glastonbury Abbey, and explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bath day trip app .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Alnwick to Bath in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Exeter.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Avebury, Wells, Castle Combe Village, Lacock Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Chedworth Roman Villa ©
Chedworth Roman Villa
Holburne Museum ©
Holburne Museum
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum

6
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Rocks and Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Knightshayes court and Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: Dartmouth (Greenway House & Coleton Fishacre), Brixham Harbour (in Brixham) and Torquay (Bygones & Cockington Court). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buckfast Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St Pancras Church, and make a trip to The Parish and Priory Church of St. George, Dunster.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Exeter trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Bath to Exeter in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bodmin.

Things to do in Exeter

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Torquay, Dunster, Tiverton, Dartmouth, Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room
Highlights from your plan
Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room ©
Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room
Knightshayes court ©
Knightshayes court

5
nights
Bodmin

Bodmin ©
Bodmin is a civil parish and historic town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Get some cultural insight at Cotehele and Carn Euny Ancient Village. The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bodmin side-trips: Boscastle Harbour (in Boscastle), Falmouth (Trebah Garden, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, & more) and Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckland Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden, stroll through Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Breward Parish Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodmin trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Exeter to Bodmin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Bodmin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Falmouth, Marazion, Boscastle, Lostwithiel, Cotehele
Highlights from your plan
Buckland Abbey ©
Buckland Abbey
Boscastle Harbour ©
Boscastle Harbour
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village

2
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. On the 31st (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, then view the masterpieces at L'Artishe Gallery and Studio, and finally examine the collection at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry. On your second day here, cool off at Dorset Waterpark, get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, take an in-depth tour of Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, then go for a walk through St Aldhelms Head - South West Coast Path walk, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Corfe Castle trip planner.

Getting from Bodmin to Corfe Castle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Isle of Portland.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Swanage, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum ©
Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum

4
nights
Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland ©
Appreciate the collections at Portland Museum and The Grove Prison Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portland Castle and All Saints Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Portland tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Corfe Castle to Isle of Portland in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wareham.

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum ©
Portland Museum
Castletown D-Day Centre ©
Castletown D-Day Centre
Portland Castle ©
Portland Castle

2
nights
Wareham

Wareham ©
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. On the 6th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandbanks Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael’s Church, then make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, and finally contemplate the long history of Nothe Fort.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wareham trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Isle of Portland to Wareham takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Wareham can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Wareham

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Weymouth, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Saint Nicholas Church, St Michael’s Church, Sandbanks Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Nicholas Church ©
Saint Nicholas Church
St Michael’s Church ©
St Michael’s Church
Nothe Fort ©
Nothe Fort

6
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Needles Battery and St Catherine's Lighthouse. Appreciate the collections at Bembridge Lifeboat Station and Ventnor Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Portsmouth (HMS Victory & HMS Warrior 1860) and St Agnes Church (in Freshwater).

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Wareham to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Newport are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ventnor, Arreton, Portsmouth, Niton, Shanklin Chine
Highlights from your plan
Brading Roman Villa ©
Brading Roman Villa
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Bembridge Lifeboat Station ©
Bembridge Lifeboat Station

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