22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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22 days in England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 3 nights
2
Norwich
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Ilkley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
York
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and IWM Duxford. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London online vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Norwich Cathedral and Ely Cathedral. Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Riverside Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Edmundsbury Cathedral (in Bury St. Edmunds), Blickling Estate (in Blickling) and Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate and enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Next The Sea Beach.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Norwich trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Norwich in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ilkley.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wells Next The Sea Beach, Blickling Estate, Gorleston Beach, Ely Cathedral, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

1
night
Ilkley

Ilkley ©
Ilkley is a spa town and civil parish in West Yorkshire, in Northern England. On the 24th (Sun), trek along The DalesWay, explore the historical opulence of Skipton Castle, and then get outside with Ilkley Moor.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ilkley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Ilkley takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Ilkley

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Skipton Castle
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
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The DalesWay ©
The DalesWay
Skipton Castle ©
Skipton Castle
Ilkley Moor ©
Ilkley Moor

3
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fountains Abbey and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Let the collections at Streetlife Museum of Transport and National Railway Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Flamborough Lighthouse (in Flamborough), Steep Hill (in Lincoln) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church and admire the striking features of York Minster.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Ilkley to York by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridlington, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Streetlife Museum of Transport, Steep Hill, Fountains Abbey
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

2
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
On the 28th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanhydrock House and Garden, then explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, and then explore the galleries of Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Pendennis Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Newquay road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from York to Newquay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tintagel Castle, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Perranporth Beach, Pendennis Castle
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Somerset Guild of Craftsmen will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Ilchester), Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Newquay to Bath in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wells, Glastonbury Abbey, Avebury Stone Circle, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Stonehenge
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

4
nights
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. Beachy Head and Portland Bill Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore HMS Victory and Carisbrooke Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (in Ventnor). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip builder site .

Getting from Bath to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lulworth Cove, Carisbrooke Castle, Corfe Castle, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Beachy Head
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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