60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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60 days in England Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  31​h
1
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Norwich
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Birmingham
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
7
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Woolacombe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
St Ives
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 5 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get a sense of the local culture at Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vindolanda and Grace Darling Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Alnwick: The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Direct Pets (in Berwick upon Tweed). And it doesn't end there: stop by Barter Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, browse for treasures at Marilyn & Melrose Studio, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Bakehouse Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick trip itinerary planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Alnwick is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Seahouses, Lindisfarne Priory, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum

5
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Windermere and SpindleCraft. The World of Beatrix Potter and Lakeland Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Seascale Beach (in Seascale), South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Dalton-in-Furness) and Melville Tyson Ltd (in Broughton-in-Furness). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, take in the exciting artwork at Thornthwaite Galleries, look for gifts at Sam Read Book Shop, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ambleside using our trip planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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.
Head to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Mrs Bishop's Doggy Delifor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and The York Dungeon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Filey Beach (in Filey), Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough) and Streetlife Museum of Transport (in Kingston-upon-Hull). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles, see the interesting displays at National Coal Mining Museum for England, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandsend Beach, and learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Wakefield, Filey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Sandsend Beach, Scarborough Beach
Highlights from your plan
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

5
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Head to Garnetts Sweet Shop and The Sir Joseph Banks Centrefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wollaton Hall and Park and Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Donna Nook Nature Reserve (in North Somercotes), Natureland Seal Sanctuary (in Skegness) and Saltfleetby - Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve (in Theddlethorpe). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, identify plant and animal life at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, and look for gifts at Polka Dot Gift Shop.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip planner .

You can drive from York to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Love Sweets, Wollaton Hall and Park, Polka Dot Gift Shop, The Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Natureland Seal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
Natureland Seal Sanctuary ©
Natureland Seal Sanctuary

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorleston Beach and Norwich Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Horsey Beach and RSPB Snettisham. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Wells Next The Sea Beach (in Wells-next-the-Sea), Burnham Deepdale (Dalegate Market & The One Stop Nature Shop) and Holt (Glory Days & Bircham Gallery). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hunstanton Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Titchwell Marsh, step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and stop by Leslie Terrance Home Gift & Garden.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burnham Deepdale, Holt, Leslie Terrance Home Gift & Garden, Horsey Beach, Gorleston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
RSPB Titchwell Marsh ©
RSPB Titchwell Marsh

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coventry Transport Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Black Country Living Museum and Royal Air Force Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: The Regal Cinema (in Evesham), Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury) and Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, browse the different shops at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, see the interesting displays at British Ironwork Centre, and look for gifts at Alain Rouveure Galleries.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Norwich to Birmingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In January, daytime highs in Birmingham are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Black Country Living Museum, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Worcester Cathedral, British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Coventry Transport Museum ©
Coventry Transport Museum
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pulteney Bridge and Somerset Crafts. Let the collections at The Roman Baths and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Ilchester). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at New Forest National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stonehenge, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Birmingham to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

New Forest National Park, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Somerset Crafts, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park

4
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Woolacombe Beach and Grunta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Calstock Arts Centre and Tavistock Town Hall. Explore Woolacombe's surroundings by going to Westward Ho (The Beach Shop & Westward Ho Beach), Welcombe Mouth Beach (in Welcombe) and The No 39 Pottery (in Hartland). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Saunton Beach, look for gifts at Paint a Pot Studio, and stroll through Crow Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Woolacombe road trip app .

Getting from Bath to Woolacombe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Woolacombe are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Braunton, Bideford, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Saunton Beach, Tavistock Town Hall
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach

5
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Visiting Porthminster Beach and Perranporth Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Carbis Bay Beach and Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Little Perhaver Beach (in Gorran Haven), Porthleven (The Customs House Gallery & Seadrift Images Gallery (Carla Regler)) and Cornish Seal Sanctuary (in Gweek). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Porthmeor Beach, stop by St. Ives Bookseller, hike along Cornish Coastal Path, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porthchapel Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St Ives vacation planning site .

You can drive from Woolacombe to St Ives in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Helston, Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach, The Cowhouse Gallery, Little Perhaver Beach, Cornish Coastal Path
Highlights from your plan
Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

4
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Head to Pursenalities and StoneWorks Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hengistbury Head Beach and Sandbanks Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swanage: Brownsea Island (in Poole) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Tank Museum, identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and stop by Lucy's Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Swanage trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Swanage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Swanage when traveling from St Ives in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Poole, The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle, Hengistbury Head Beach, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve

5
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
For shopping fun, head to The Garlic Farm or The Chad Powell Gallery & Shop. HMS Warrior 1860 and Carisbrooke Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Compton Beach (in Newport) and HMS Victory (in Portsmouth).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sandown online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Swanage to Sandown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In January in Sandown, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shanklin, Portsmouth, Newport, Appley Beach, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as North Laine and IWM Duxford. For shopping fun, head to Gustamps or Bates Hats. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Sandown to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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