60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

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London
— 6 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 5 nights
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Newquay
— 5 nights
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Plymouth
— 6 nights
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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
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Glastonbury
— 6 nights
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Cirencester
— 5 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 6 nights
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Kendal
— 6 nights
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Cockermouth
— 6 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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London

— 6 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read London day trip app.

Newcastle upon Tyne to London is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Brighton and Hove.

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Brighton and Hove

— 5 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brighton and Hove: East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux), Southampton (Speed Boats Tours & Steamship Shieldhall) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). The adventure continues: stop by Gustamps, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Falconry, get in on the family fun at Paultons Park, and savor the flavors at Brighton Food Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Newquay.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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Newquay

— 5 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: St Ives (Porthminster Beach & Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove (in Lizard). The adventure continues: get outside with Kernow Coasteering, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Padstow Sealife Safaris, stroll through The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, and sample the tasty concoctions at Padstow Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Newquay trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Brighton and Hove to Newquay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Plymouth

— 6 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Explore Plymouth's surroundings by going to Devon Sea Safari (in Teignmouth), Exeter Cathedral (in Exeter) and Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (in Launceston). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Dartmoor Llama Walks, enjoy some diversion at Crackshot, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plymouth Synagogue, and admire the natural beauty at Coleton Fishacre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plymouth trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Newquay to Plymouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

— 2 nights
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): cool off at Dorset Adventure Park and then head outdoors with Fore/Adventure. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Tank Museum and then get in on the family fun at Insight Activities Dorset.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Swanage tour planning app.

You can drive from Plymouth to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Swanage

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

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Glastonbury

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Glastonbury side-trips: Ilfracombe Sea Safari (in Ilfracombe), Bath (Parade Gardens, Bath Abbey, &more) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glastonbury trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Swanage to Glastonbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Glastonbury, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cirencester.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Cirencester

— 5 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). There's lots more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, surround yourself with nature on Tour Gems, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Painswick.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cirencester online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Glastonbury to Cirencester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Stratford-upon-Avon

— 6 nights
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stratford-upon-Avon: Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, and get outside with The Knights of Middle England.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon online visit planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kendal.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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Kendal

— 6 nights
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Orrest Head, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, and examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kendal trip app.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Kendal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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Cockermouth

— 6 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kendal to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. August in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Newcastle upon Tyne

— 6 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: York (Castle Howard, York Maze, &more), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Durham (Oriental Museum, Durham Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Fury Events, tour the pleasant surroundings at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 2 hours. September in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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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.