11 days in England Itinerary

11 days in England Itinerary

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11 days in England Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Newquay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
3
Brighton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cambridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
York
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bodmin Moor, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Breward Parish Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mawgan Porth Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Poly Joke Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Towan Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Newquay planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Newquay is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bodmin, Rock Beach, Poly Joke Beach, Mawgan Porth Beach
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Poly Joke Beach ©
Poly Joke Beach
St. Breward Parish Church ©
St. Breward Parish Church
Bodmin Moor ©
Bodmin Moor

2
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Lulworth Castle & Park, then hike along Durdle Door & White Nothe Circular Walk, and then get engrossed in the history at Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Old Wardour Castle, examine the collection at Gold Hill Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alum Chine Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bournemouth trip website .

Getting from Newquay to Bournemouth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brighton.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden, All Saints Church, Old Wardour Castle, Durdle Door & White Nothe Circular Walk, Lulworth Castle & Park
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Old Wardour Castle ©
Old Wardour Castle
Gold Hill Museum ©
Gold Hill Museum
Lulworth Castle & Park ©
Lulworth Castle & Park

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brighton Beach. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Alfriston Clergy House, then take an in-depth tour of Michelham Priory, and then stroll through Brighton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Newhaven Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaford Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliffe High Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Southover Grange Gardens.

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You can drive from Bournemouth to Brighton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Brighton, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Brighton

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Newhaven Fort, Cliffe High Street, Michelham Priory, Alfriston Clergy House, Seaford Beach
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Alfriston Clergy House ©
Alfriston Clergy House
Michelham Priory ©
Michelham Priory
Newhaven Fort ©
Newhaven Fort

1
night
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 31st (Sun), gain insight at Christ's College, see the interesting displays at Cambridge Science Centre, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic), and finally gain insight at Pembroke College.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Brighton to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Imperial War Museum
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Pembroke College ©
Pembroke College
Imperial War Museum ©
Imperial War Museum
Cambridge Science Centre ©
Cambridge Science Centre

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens and Walworth Castle Birds of Prey. Get some cultural insight at Ryedale Folk Museum and St Mary's Church, Leake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace (in Helmsley), Staithes Beach (in Staithes) and Jervaulx Abbey (in Jervaulx).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our York route builder app .

Drive from Cambridge to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace, Staithes Beach, Jervaulx Abbey, St Mary's Church, Leake
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
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Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Jervaulx Abbey ©
Jervaulx Abbey

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