12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

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12 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
London
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Exeter
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tower of London and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip maker app .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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. Get some cultural insight at Winchester Cathedral and HMS Victory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arundel Castle and Gardens and Beachy Head. Venture out of the city with trips to Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth), Arundel Cathedral (in Arundel) and Corfe Castle (Model Village Gardens & Cafe & Corfe Castle). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Winchester City Mill.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip tool .

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arundel, Winchester, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Beachy Head
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

2
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Porthmeor Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then contemplate the long history of Pendennis Castle, and then see the interesting displays at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our St Ives visit planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to St Ives by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September in St Ives, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Penlee House Gallery & Museum
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Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach

3
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Escape the urban bustle at Woolacombe Beach and Westward Ho Beach. Visit Wells Cathedral and Exeter Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Exeter: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Charlestown Shipwreck Museum (in Charlestown).

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Traveling by car from St Ives to Exeter takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Westward Ho Beach, Wells Cathedral, Woolacombe Beach
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Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

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