60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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60 days in England Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
train:  1​h
1
York
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
2
London
— 7 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
3
Sandown, Isle of Wight
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h
4
Bath
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ilfracombe
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
St Ives
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ambleside
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Bamburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

7
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.
Attractions like Sandsend Beach and Scarborough Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Whitby Beach and The Forbidden Corner. Venture out of the city with trips to St Mary's Church, Scarborough (in Scarborough), RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Filey Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York travel itinerary creator.

Newcastle upon Tyne to York is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, Scarborough, York Bird of Prey Centre, Fountains Abbey, The Forbidden Corner
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Laine and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London holiday planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandown.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

North Laine, Arundel Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
nights
Sandown, Isle of Wight

Sandown ©
Get some historical perspective at Carisbrooke Castle and The Needles Battery. Visiting The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Isle of Wight Zoo will get you outdoors. Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Blackgang Chine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandown holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi from London to Sandown in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ventnor, Shanklin, Newport, St Catherine's Lighthouse, Oasis
Highlights from your plan
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery

7
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Bring the kids along to Hengistbury Head and Sandbanks Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Tank Museum and The Roman Baths. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Andover), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Brownsea Island, snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge, look for gifts at Sandy Cristel, and see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bath travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and train from Sandown to Bath in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poole, Lulworth Cove, Hengistbury Head Beach, Stonehenge, Fleet Air Arm Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

6
nights
Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe ©
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saunton Beach and Westward Ho Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Woolacombe Beach and Tunnels Beaches. Venture out of the city with trips to The Big Sheep. (in Bideford), Valley of the Rocks (in Lynmouth) and Dunster Castle (in Dunster). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Goodrington Sands, steep yourself in history at Cotehele, step into the grandiose world of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barricane Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ilfracombe vacation builder.

Getting from Bath to Ilfracombe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ilfracombe are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Bideford, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Goodrington Sands, Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach

7
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Lanhydrock House and Garden and St. Michael's Mount are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Porthcurno and Crantock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cornish Seal Sanctuary (in Gweek), Newquay (Porth Beach & Watergate Bay) and Screech Owl Sanctuary (in St Columb Major). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, stroll through Porthminster Beach, admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Land's End Landmark.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St Ives itinerary planner.

Drive from Ilfracombe to St Ives in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Newquay, Screech Owl Sanctuary, St. Michael's Mount, Crantock Beach, Porthcurno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

7
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blists Hill Victorian Town and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Let the collections at Pitt Rivers Museum and Royal Air Force Museum Cosford capture your imagination. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon's surroundings by going to Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway), Oxford University Museum of Natural History (in Oxford) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, steep yourself in history at Stokesay Castle, admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and identify plant and animal life at Crickley Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip builder.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In October in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oxford, Ludlow, Cotswold Lavender, Gloucester Cathedral, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford ©
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

7
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. For shopping fun, head to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (Sarah Nelson's) or Grasmere Chocolate Cottage. Escape the urban bustle at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Muncaster Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: South Lakes Safari Zoo (in Dalton-in-Furness), Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, and explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in October, you will find days in Ambleside are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Grasmere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, Muncaster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

5
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Kids will enjoy The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Ross Back Sands Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lindisfarne Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Bamburgh side-trips: The Emporium (in Alnwick), Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Hexham (Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall & Vindolanda). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Farne Islands, look for gifts at Barter Books, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bamburgh online itinerary creator.

Drive from Ambleside to Bamburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bamburgh can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Alnwick, Hexham, Holy Island, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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