9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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9 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Train:  30​h
1
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Colchester
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4​h
4
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Old Courthouse Gallery and then explore the activities along Lake Windermere. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Windermere is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Windermere due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grasmere, Old Courthouse Gallery, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, stroll around Christ Church Meadow, and then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford online trip maker .

Drive from Windermere to Oxford in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Oxford are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colchester.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
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Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Christ Church Meadow ©
Christ Church Meadow
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

1
night
Colchester

Colchester ©
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. On the 27th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Colchester Zoo, then view the masterpieces at Dedham Art & Craft Centre, and then stroll around Castle Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colchester vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Colchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Colchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Colchester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Colchester Zoo ©
Colchester Zoo
Castle Park ©
Castle Park
Dedham Art & Craft Centre ©
Dedham Art & Craft Centre

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
On the 28th (Sun), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Geevor Tin Mine and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at St. Michael's Mount.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Newquay visit planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Colchester to Newquay in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Screech Owl Sanctuary, Porthmeor Beach, Geevor Tin Mine, St. Michael's Mount, Penlee House Gallery & Museum
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Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Geevor Tin Mine ©
Geevor Tin Mine

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