22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Scarborough
— 5 nights
Fly
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Newquay
— 4 nights
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Drive to Lymington, Ferry to Yarmouth, Drive to Sandown
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Sandown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pett
— 2 nights
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Oxford
— 8 nights
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Scarborough

— 5 nights
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Get some cultural insight at Helmsley Castle and The Scarborough Fair Collection. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace and Bridlington Priory Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Scarborough: Rievaulx Abbey (in Helmsley), Beverley (St. Mary's Church Beverley & Beverley Minster) and Skipsea Castle (in Skipsea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayton Bay Beach, see the interesting displays at RNLI Lifeboat museum, step into the grandiose world of Flamborough Castle, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Scarborough trip itinerary tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Scarborough is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Scarborough can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Newquay.

Things to do in Scarborough

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Newquay

— 4 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Relax by the water at Crantock Beach and Hayle Towans Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Porth Beach and Godrevy Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: Padstow (National Lobster Hatchery & Padstow Sealife Safaris), Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay) and St Ives (Porthmeor Beach, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Harlyn Bay, try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Quest Adventure Golf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Screech Owl Sanctuary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Newquay trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Scarborough to Newquay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Sandown

— 2 nights
A holiday in Sandown offers opportunities for leisure, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly activities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Jurassic Jim, then take in nature's colorful creations at Godshill Model Village, then visit a coastal fixture at St Catherine's Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Steephill Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Quarr Abbey, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Newquay to Sandown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Pett.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Pett

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to The Observer Building, get engrossed in the history at Smugglers Adventure, then stroll through Alexandra Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hastings Pier. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, then examine the collection at Shipwreck Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hastings Country Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pett online tour planner.

Drive from Sandown to Pett in 4 hours. Traveling from Sandown in August, Pett is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oxford.

Things to do in Pett

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Oxford

— 8 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Get outdoors at Walk to Broadway Tower and Upton House & Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Chedworth Roman Villa and Magdalen College. Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Avebury (Silbury Hill & Avebury Manor), Arlington Row (in Bibury) and Lydiard Park (in Swindon). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Snowshill Manor, learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, step into the grandiose world of Broughton Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Sheldonian Theatre.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip app.

You can drive from Pett to Oxford in 3 hours. Traveling from Pett in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Oxford. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Side Trips

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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.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.

Isle of Wight travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Gardens
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life.

Hastings travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Entertainment Centers · Piers & Boardwalks
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24mi east of the county town of Lewes and 53mi south east of London. It has an estimated population of 90,254.Hastings gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8mi to the north at Senlac Hill in 1066. The town later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, and a popular seaside resort in the 19th century with the coming of the railway. Hastings is a fishing port with a beach-based fishing fleet.HistoryEarly historyThe first mention of Hastings is found in the late 8th century in the form Hastingas. This is derived from the Old English tribal name Hæstingas, meaning `the constituency/followers of Hæsta'. Symeon of Durham records the victory of Offa in 771 over the Hestingorum gens, that is, "the people of the Hastings tribe.", Hastingleigh in Kent was named after that tribe. The place name Hæstingaceaster is found in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 1050, and may be an alternative name for Hastings. However, the absence of any archaeological remains of or documentary evidence for a Roman fort at Hastings suggest that Hæstingaceaster may refer to a different settlement, most likely that based on the Roman remains at Pevensey.

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