12 days in England Itinerary

12 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 2 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Bamburgh
— 2 nights
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London

— 2 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.
Let the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel planner.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in London: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Norwich

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, then contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Norwich trip planner.

Getting from London to Norwich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Norwich sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, then learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fountains Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at York City Walls and then let little ones run wild at National Coal Mining Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

You can drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Museums · Fun & Games · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, then steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Penrith online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Penrith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Penrith can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:

Bamburgh

— 2 nights
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory, and then admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bamburgh trip planner.

Getting from Penrith to Bamburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Penrith in June, plan for little chillier nights in Bamburgh, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
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.