16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

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16 days in England Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Train:  11​h 15​min
1
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
London
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Weymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at British Music Experience, then see the interesting displays at The Hardmans' House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): learn about all things military at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, examine the collection at International Slavery Museum, then contemplate the long history of Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, then steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, and finally steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Liverpool is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Liverpool is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, you will find days in Liverpool are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planning app .

Take a train from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, deepen your understanding at Balliol College, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally gain insight at Worcester College. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Weston Library, take an in-depth tour of History of Science Museum, stop by Blackwell's Bookshop, then admire the striking features of Sheldonian Theatre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford online trip builder .

Traveling by train from London to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Oxford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Martin's Church
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The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
University Church of St Mary the Virgin ©

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Vyne. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Mary Rose Museum and Weald & Downland Living Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Arundel Cathedral (in Arundel) and Winchester (Winchester City Mill & Hospital of St Cross). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Royal Navy.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planning app .

Getting from Oxford to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester, Stonehenge, Weald & Downland Living Museum, The Vyne, Arundel Cathedral
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The Vyne ©
The Vyne
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

2
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Weymouth Beach, then fly down the slopes at Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope, then admire the striking features of Saint Nicholas Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St Catherine's Chapel, explore the ancient world of Sandsfoot Castle, admire the natural beauty at Sandsfoot Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Weymouth Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Weymouth Wetlands at Radipole Lake Nature Reserve, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Weymouth trip planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Saint Nicholas Church
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Saint Nicholas Church ©
Saint Nicholas Church
Sandsfoot Castle ©
Sandsfoot Castle

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Mount and St. Enodoc Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fistral Beach Bar and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Newquay, make a side trip to see Trevone Bay Beach in Trevone, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tolcarne Beach, see the interesting displays at Pirate's Quest, get engrossed in the history at Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, and stroll through Newquay Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newquay sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Newquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trevone Bay Beach, St. Enodoc Church, St. Michael's Mount
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
St. Enodoc Church ©
St. Enodoc Church

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