9 days in England Itinerary

9 days in England Itinerary

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9 days in England Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Exeter
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Cambridge
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Budapest

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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. For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth road trip planning site .

Budapest, Hungary to Portsmouth is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Portsmouth due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in September: highs in Portsmouth hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860

1
night
Newport, Isle of Wight

Newport ©
On the 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine, examine the collection at Bembridge Lifeboat Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St George, and finally explore the historical opulence of Carisbrooke Castle.

Make your Newport itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Portsmouth to Newport in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Newport

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Shanklin Chine, Bembridge Lifeboat Station, Church of St George
Highlights from your plan
Bembridge Lifeboat Station ©
Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Church of St George ©
Church of St George
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

1
night
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and finally learn about all things military at The Tank Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Corfe Castle trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Newport to Corfe Castle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tank Museum, StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

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nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Donkey Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cockington Court, and then see the interesting displays at Bygones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): admire the striking features of Exeter Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Greenway House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Coleton Fishacre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Exeter online tour planner .

Drive from Corfe Castle to Exeter in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Gloucester.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torquay, Dartmouth, The Donkey Sanctuary, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Greenway House ©
Greenway House
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 5th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Crickley Hill, then steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey, then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Gloucester Docks.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip builder .

Take a train from Exeter to Gloucester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tewkesbury Abbey, Crickley Hill
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, steep yourself in history at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, then explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Gloucester to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, Sizergh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

1
night
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Anglesey Abbey, and then brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford.

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Getting from Ambleside to Cambridge by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anglesey Abbey, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey

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