61 days in England Itinerary

61 days in England Itinerary

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61 days in England Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Cambridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Norwich
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Canterbury
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Oxford
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Nottingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
York
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
10
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Keswick
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Liverpool
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
14
Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Cape Town

4
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.
Visit Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, examine the collection at All Hallows By The Tower, and browse the exhibits of Hogarth's House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London trip builder .

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cape Town to London, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in June, London is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at IWM Duxford and Fitzwilliam Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ely Cathedral and Houghton Mill (National Trust). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The River Cam, immerse yourself in nature at Thetford Forest Park, deepen your understanding at Trinity College, and make a trip to Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from London to Cambridge in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ely Cathedral, Thetford Forest Park, IWM Duxford, Houghton Mill (National Trust)
Highlights from your plan
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

4
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Popular historic sites such as Norwich Cathedral and Hickling Broad are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Caister Castle Motor Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Norwich side-trips: Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse (in Dereham), Blickling Estate (in Blickling) and Cromer (Cromer Pier & Cromer Beach). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Strangers' Hall Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, contemplate the long history of Dragon Hall, and explore the world behind art at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Norwich driving holiday site .

Drive from Cambridge to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Canterbury.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cromer, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Blickling Estate, Hickling Broad, Caister Castle Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral

4
nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Explore hidden gems such as Canterbury Cathedral and Beachy Head. Step out of the city life by going to Joss Bay Surf School and Action Watersports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canterbury: Dover Castle (in Dover) and The Powell-Cotton Museum (in Birchington). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Smugglers Adventure and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Canterbury online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Canterbury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Dover Castle, The Powell-Cotton Museum, Action Watersports, Smugglers Adventure, St. Mary's Chilham
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

4
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 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Winchester Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Lanes and Royal Pavilion. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu), Winchester (The Great Hall & Westgate Museum) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Nomad Sailing, learn and have fun at The Painting Pottery Cafe, take an in-depth tour of Tudor House and Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portsmouth Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Canterbury to Portsmouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Winchester, Brighton and Hove, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Nomad Sailing, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beaulieu National Motor Museum ©
Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

4
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blenheim Palace and Christ Church Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Cherwell Boathouse and Coate Water Country Park. Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Barbury Castle Country Park (in Broad Hinton), St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington) and Rollright Stones (in Rollright). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, engage your brain at History of Science Museum, explore the galleries of Christ Church Picture Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Modern Art Oxford.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip planning app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Oxford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Oxford sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Oxford Bus Museum, Abingdon Abbey Buildings, Barbury Castle Country Park, St Nicholas Church, Coate Water Country Park
Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

4
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Black Country Living Museum and Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Snowshill Manor and Tudor World. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon's surroundings by going to Elgar Birthplace Museum (in Broadheath), Hailes Abbey (in Hailes) and The Oak House Museum (in West Bromwich). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kenilworth Castle, stop by House of The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix Potter Shop and Museum, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and browse the exhibits of St. John's House Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stratford-upon-Avon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by bus from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oxford in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Warwick, Elgar Birthplace Museum, Kenilworth Castle, Hailes Abbey, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
Highlights from your plan
Black Country Living Museum ©
Black Country Living Museum
Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter ©
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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nights
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and The Revolution House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wollaton Hall and Park and Chatsworth House. Change things up with these side-trips from Nottingham: Snibston Discovery Museum and Country Park (in Coalville), Eyam (Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence & Eyam Plague Village Museum) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's still lots to do: Head underground at City of Caves, paddle through the water with National Water Sports Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Market Bosworth.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nottingham trip builder .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Nottingham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eyam, St Peter's Market Bosworth, The Revolution House, Snibston Discovery Museum and Country Park, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre ©
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park

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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.
Let the collections at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and Bronte Parsonage Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Fountains Abbey and Salts Mill are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sledmere House (in Driffield), Leeds (Thackray Medical Museum & Royal Armouries Museum) and Haworth Parish Church (in Haworth). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Castle Howard, enjoy some diversion at The Wheel of York, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and see the interesting displays at Fairfax House.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our York tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Nottingham to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in York sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keighley, Leeds, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Sledmere House, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Salts Mill ©
Salts Mill

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nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beamish Museum and Corbridge Roman Town. Take a break from the city and head to Durham Heritage Coast and Long Sands Beach. Explore Newcastle upon Tyne's surroundings by going to Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Hartlepool Quay (in Hartlepool) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Blackfriars Medieval Friary, and take in the exciting artwork at Side Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne attractions planner .

Take a train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Durham, Beamish Museum, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Corbridge Roman Town, Long Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Tarn Hows and Lake Windermere. Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and Thornthwaite Galleries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Keswick's surroundings by going to Kendal (Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry & Kendal Museum), Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall (in Hexham) and Coniston Water (in Coniston). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, stop by Ye Olde Friars, and have some family-friendly fun at RockShop.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Keswick vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to Keswick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Keswick when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kendal, Coniston, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, RockShop, Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
Highlights from your plan
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

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nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as World Museum and Mendips - John Lennon Home are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at West Kirby Beach and Crosby Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery (in Hanley), Gladstone Pottery Museum (in Longton) and West Kirby Museum (in West Kirby). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, view the masterpieces at Sudley House, and explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Keswick to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Liverpool sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stoke-on-Trent, West Kirby, Crosby Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore hidden gems such as Bath Abbey and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Roman Baths and The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Venture out of the city with trips to Bristol (The Georgian House Museum, Bristol Cathedral, & more), Grand Pier (in Weston super Mare) and Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Stonehenge, take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bath online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, Grand Pier, Cheddar Gorge, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get in touch with nature at St. Michael's Mount and Newquay Activity Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Fistral Beach Bar and Watergate Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), St Ives Museum (in St Ives) and Cawsand and Kingsand Beaches (in Cawsand). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Dive Newquay.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Newquay day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bath to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tintagel Castle, St Ives Museum, Cawsand and Kingsand Beaches, St. Michael's Mount
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Newquay Activity Centre ©
Newquay Activity Centre

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