17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Fly to Exeter International Airport, Drive to Bideford
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Bideford
— 4 nights
Drive
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Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Whitby
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bamburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 3 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Mumbai

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Bideford

— 4 nights
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. We've included these beaches for you: Saunton Beach and Woolacombe Beach. Attractions like Westward Ho Beach and Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bideford: Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (in Barnstaple), Valley of the Rocks (in Lynmouth) and Dunster Castle (in Dunster). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at The Big Sheep..

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bideford route maker.

Mumbai, India to Bideford is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Bideford. Traveling from Mumbai in August, expect nights in Bideford to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Bideford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Newquay

— 4 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Crantock Beach and Porthminster Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Godrevy Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith), Padstow Harbour (in Padstow) and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (in St Ives). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Newquay online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bideford to Newquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Whitby

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Whitby Harbour, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, and then kick back and relax at Sandsend Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robin Hoods Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Whitby trip maker tool.

Getting from Newquay to Whitby by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Whitby sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Bamburgh

— 3 nights
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Aiden Beach and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Attractions like The Elizabethan Town Walls and Farne Islands make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Bamburgh to Rothbury to see Cragside House and Gardens about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bamburgh route planner.

Traveling by car from Whitby to Bamburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Bamburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Penrith

— 3 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Penrith day trip planner.

Drive from Bamburgh to Penrith in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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.