16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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Lyndhurst
— 2 nights
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Buckfastleigh
— 2 nights
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Polperro
— 1 day
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Truro
— 2 nights
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Padstow
— 2 nights
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Lynmouth
— 2 nights
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Bradford-on-Avon
— 1 night
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Oxford
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Lyndhurst

— 2 nights
Lyndhurst is a large village and civil parish situated in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, England. On the 17th (Sat), stop by Down To The Wood, explore the galleries of Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and then make a trip to Hatchet Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Paultons Park and then see the interesting displays at Fordingbridge Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyndhurst trip itinerary site.

London to Lyndhurst is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Buckfastleigh.

Things to do in Lyndhurst

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Buckfastleigh

— 2 nights
Buckfastleigh is a small market town and civil parish in Devon, England situated beside the Devon Expressway (A38) at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, relax in the rural setting at Pennywell Farm, then examine the collection at The Jolly Roger, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Dartmoor Prison Museum, admire the sheer force of Canonteign Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Buckfast Abbey.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buckfastleigh trip app.

You can drive from Lyndhurst to Buckfastleigh in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Polperro.

Things to do in Buckfastleigh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Polperro

— 1 day
Polperro is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast in the south west of England, within the civil parish of Lansallos.Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles east of Fowey and 4 miles west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25mi west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Herringbone, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the galleries of Polperro Arts Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, and finally make a trip to Polperro Model Village Land of Legend & Model Railway.

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You can drive from Buckfastleigh to Polperro in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Truro.

Things to do in Polperro

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Truro

— 2 nights
Truro is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Just-in-Roseland Church, then admire the natural beauty at Trelissick, then experience rural life at Callestick Ice Cream Parlour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Truro trip planner.

You can drive from Polperro to Truro in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Truro

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Land's End Landmark (in Sennen) and National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove (in Lizard). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering, take in the exciting artwork at The Cowhouse Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthminster Beach.

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You can drive from Truro to St Ives in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in St Ives are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Padstow.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Padstow

— 2 nights
Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 26th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Harlyn Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at National Lobster Hatchery, then take an exotic tour of Padstow Sealife Safaris, and finally take in the waterfront at Padstow Harbour. On the next day, learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Treyarnon Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Padstow day trip planning tool.

You can drive from St Ives to Padstow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lynmouth.

Things to do in Padstow

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Lynmouth

— 2 nights
Lynmouth is a village in Devon, England, on the northern edge of Exmoor. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of St Mary the Virgin Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Valley of the Rocks, then examine the collection at Lynton Cinema, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Watersmeet Trail. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stop by Lyn Candles, then stroll around Watersmeet House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lynmouth day trip planner.

You can drive from Padstow to Lynmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Lynmouth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bradford-on-Avon.

Things to do in Lynmouth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Bradford-on-Avon

— 1 night
Bradford on Avon is a town and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England, with a population of 9,402 at the 2011 census. On the 30th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, make a trip to Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn, make a trip to Caen Hill Locks, then admire the landmark architecture of Lacock Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Tithe Barn.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bradford-on-Avon online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lynmouth to Bradford-on-Avon in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Bradford-on-Avon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oxford online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bradford-on-Avon to Oxford in 2 hours. July in Oxford sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

England travel guide

4.4
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Dartmoor National Park travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites

Exmoor National Park travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Valleys