8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

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Start: Kansas City
+5
Bus + Foot + Fly + Tram + Foot + Train:  16 h 45 min
1
Alnwick
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Cambridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
5
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Ferry + Bus + Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  16 h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, then step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, and finally admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

Plan my day in Alnwick using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kansas City, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 16- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Kansas City to Alnwick, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kansas City in July: high temperatures in Alnwick hover around 66°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Holy Island, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, Cragside House and Gardens
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle

1
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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then see the interesting displays at IWM Duxford, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Alnwick to Cambridge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alnwick in July, with highs in Cambridge at 74°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
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IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel

1
night
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. On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle, then explore the world behind art at The MAD Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Coventry Transport Museum, Kenilworth Castle
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Coventry Transport Museum ©
Coventry Transport Museum
Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

1
night
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corfe Castle trip planner.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Corfe Castle in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in July, plan for little chillier nights in Corfe Castle, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Tank Museum, Lulworth Cove
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Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

2
nights
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
On the 21st (Sun), make a trip to Godshill Model Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine, enjoy the sea views from St Catherine's Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at The Needles Battery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Carisbrooke Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planning website.

Getting from Corfe Castle to Newport by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Needles Battery, Godshill Model Village, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Shanklin Chine, St Catherine's Lighthouse
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St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery

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