22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Wareham
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
Train
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Exeter
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newquay
— 3 nights
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Penrith
— 1 night
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
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Scarborough
— 2 nights
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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to London. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arundel Castle and Gardens and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Hovertravel (in Ryde), Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Isle of Wight Steam Railway (in Wootton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mary Rose, take a tour of HMS Warrior 1860, pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and sample the fine beverages at Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth route site.

You can drive from London to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wareham.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

2
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Wareham

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Tyneham Village and Flower's Barrow Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, then make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wareham online route planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Wareham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Wareham, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Wareham

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

2
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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Circus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Wareham to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Exeter.

Things to do in Bath

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

3
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Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Weymouth Beach and Abbotsbury Swannery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exeter: Paignton (Paignton Zoo Environmental Park & Boat Tours & Water Sports), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Babbacombe Model Village (in Torquay). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Big Sheep.. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Jolly Roger.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Exeter online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to Exeter takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

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Newquay

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanhydrock House and Garden and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: Mousehole Harbour (in Mousehole), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove (in Lizard). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, don't miss a visit to Truro Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newquay online trip builder.

Getting from Exeter to Newquay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, hike along Hallin Fell, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keld Chapel. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Chestnut House, explore the fascinating underground world of Lacy's Caves, then take in nature's colorful creations at Acorn Bank, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Penrith takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May in Penrith, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, stop by Barter Books, then step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick travel route website.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Penrith in May, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Alnwick. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

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Scarborough

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, appreciate the history behind Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers, explore the historical opulence of Scarborough Castle, then explore the activities along Peasholm Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Playdale Farm Park, then examine the collection at The Scarborough Fair Collection, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Scarborough.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Scarborough trip app.

Getting from Alnwick to Scarborough by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

England travel guide

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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.