14 days in England Itinerary

14 days in England Itinerary

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14 days in England Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Eastbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cambridge
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Alnwick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Bath
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. On the 5th (Thu), wander the streets of North Laine, then stop by Gustamps, then take in the dramatic natural features at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and finally appreciate the views at Beachy Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town Hastings, then explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, then steep yourself in history at Bateman's, and finally take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Eastbourne trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Eastbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Eastbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Eastbourne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Bateman's, Bodiam Castle, Old Town Hastings, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
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Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Bateman's ©
Bateman's
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, admire the natural beauty at Anglesey Abbey, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ely Cathedral. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ickworth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally gain insight at St. John's College.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cambridge day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Eastbourne to Cambridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cambridge sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Norwich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ickworth, Anglesey Abbey, IWM Duxford, Ely Cathedral
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Anglesey Abbey ©
Anglesey Abbey
Ickworth
Ickworth
St. John's College ©
St. John's College

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Norwich vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Cambridge to Norwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Norwich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Felbrigg Hall ©
Felbrigg Hall
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Room Escape Games

1
night
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 10th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then stop by Barter Books, and finally explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alnwick road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Alnwick takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Alnwick are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
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Warkworth Castle & Hermitage ©
Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, then step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Ribblehead Viaduct.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alnwick to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, The World of Beatrix Potter, Ribblehead Viaduct, Lakeland Motor Museum, Tarn Hows
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Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle

3
nights
Bath

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dyrham Park and Tewkesbury Abbey. The Bishop's Palace and Gardens and Avebury Stone Circle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Lacock Abbey (in Lacock) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

Before you visit Bath, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Windermere to Bath in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wells, Dyrham Park, Avebury Stone Circle, Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral
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Walking tours
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

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