60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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60 days in England Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Bournemouth
— 5 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Eastbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Norwich
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Scarborough
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bamburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Holy Island
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Exeter
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Woolacombe
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Bath
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hengistbury Head Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Winchester Cathedral and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bournemouth: New Forest National Park (in Lyndhurst), Woodgreen Community Shop (in Woodgreen) and Portsmouth (Gunwharf Quays, HMS Warrior 1860, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Brownsea Island, make a trip to Old Sarum, steep yourself in history at Christchurch Priory Church, and stop by Hintons Broadstone.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bournemouth road trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Bournemouth is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Bournemouth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get slightly colder in Bournemouth: highs are around 56°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Poole, Portsmouth, Woodgreen Community Shop, Winchester Cathedral, Christchurch Priory Church
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Sandbanks Beach ©
Sandbanks Beach

6
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Step out of the city life by going to StudlandBeachandNatureReserve and Lulworth Cove. Visit Corfe Castle and Model Village Gardens & Cafe for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swanage: Portland Bill Lighthouse (in Isle of Portland), Abbotsbury Swannery (in Abbotsbury) and Weymouth (Chesil Bank (Chesil Beach) & Nothe Fort). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park, get outside with Fore/Adventure, get a taste of the local shopping with Lucy's Farm, and take a memorable drive along Agglestone Rock.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Swanage online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Swanage takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Swanage sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Worbarrow Bay, The Tank Museum, Portland Bill Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

6
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Explore hidden gems such as The Garlic Farm and Carisbrooke Castle. Head to JURASSIC JIM and The Holistic Emporiumfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Sandown side-trips: The Needles Battery (in Totland) and St Agnes Church (in Freshwater).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sandown road trip website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Swanage to Sandown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Sandown sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Shanklin, Ventnor, Ryde, Niton, Arreton
Highlights from your plan
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

5
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. Visit Beachy Head and Battle Abbey and Battlefield for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Gustamps and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Eastbourne side-trips: Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam), BRITISH design BRITISH made (in Battle) and North Laine (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Camber Sands, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, stop by Alpaca Annie, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pett Level Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eastbourne trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Sandown to Eastbourne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Eastbourne are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Battle, Chichester Cathedral, Pett Level Beach, All Saints Church
Highlights from your plan
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Gorleston Beach and Horsey Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Norwich Cathedral and Ely Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Hunstanton Beach (in Hunstanton), Holt (Glory Days & Bircham Gallery) and Blickling Estate (in Blickling). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Aylsham Parish Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Next The Sea Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Norwich trip maker site .

Drive from Eastbourne to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Holt, Binham Priory, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Church of the Holy Transfiguration, Blickling Estate
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach

3
nights
Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Filey Beach and Sandsend Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fountains Abbey and York Shambles. Change things up with these side-trips from Scarborough: RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and York Minster (in York). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach and stop by Crofts Chocolates.

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Getting from Norwich to Scarborough by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In April, daytime highs in Scarborough are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

York, Fountains Abbey, Sandsend Beach, Filey Beach, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

5
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Visiting The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Embleton Bay will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bamburgh Castle and The Quayside. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bamburgh: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), The Emporium (in Alnwick) and Victoria Tunnel (in Newcastle upon Tyne). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Barter Books, explore the historical opulence of Norham Castle, contemplate the long history of Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bamburgh trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Scarborough to Bamburgh 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 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Alnwick, Hexham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cragside House and Gardens, The Parish Church of Saint Peter
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

1
night
Holy Island

Holy Island ©
On the 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Holy Island trip planner.

Holy Island is just a short distance from Bamburgh. In May, daily temperatures in Holy Island can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Exeter.

Things to do in Holy Island

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

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dunster Castle and Coleton Fishacre. Visiting The Donkey Sanctuary and Brixham Harbour will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Exeter side-trips: Exmouth Beach (in Exmouth), Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh) and Knightshayes court (in Tiverton). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Exeter Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Exeter day trip app .

Getting from Holy Island to Exeter by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knightshayes court, Exmouth Beach, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Brixham Harbour, Coleton Fishacre
Highlights from your plan
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Exmouth Beach ©
Exmouth Beach

6
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Popular historic sites such as Valley of the Rocks and Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle are in your itinerary. Visit Woolacombe Beach and Grunta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Woolacombe side-trips: Wave 7 Gallery (in Trelights), North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Croyde) and Welcombe Mouth Beach (in Welcombe). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockham Bay, and don't miss a visit to Tunnels Beaches.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Woolacombe driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Exeter to Woolacombe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May in Woolacombe, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Wave 7 Gallery, Westward Ho Beach, Halsdon Nature Reserve, Welcombe Mouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Cathedral and Worcester Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pulteney Bridge and The Regal Cinema. Venture out of the city with trips to The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Glastonbury (Glastonbury Abbey & Glastonbury Tor). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and steep yourself in history at Hereford Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Woolacombe to Bath in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Glastonbury, Wells, Avebury Stone Circle, Hereford Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to King's College Chapel and IWM Duxford. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

King's College Chapel, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel

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