8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Drive
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Sissinghurst
— 1 night
Drive
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Canterbury
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 3 nights
Fly

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Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, take an in-depth tour of American Museum & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Bath is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Brighton and Hove

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Cupani Garden, then look for gifts at Gustamps, and then sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove travel route builder app.

Getting from Bath to Brighton and Hove by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. July in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sissinghurst.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Wineries · Shopping · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Sissinghurst

— 1 night
Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent in England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and then stroll through The Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sissinghurst trip maker site.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Sissinghurst in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sissinghurst are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Sissinghurst

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Canterbury

— 1 night
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at The Micro Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Joe's Bows, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canterbury online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sissinghurst to Canterbury takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Canterbury

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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London

— 3 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the London holiday planner.

You can take a train from Canterbury to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.