17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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Alnwick
— 2 nights
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Scarborough
— 2 nights
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Newquay
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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London
— 3 nights
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Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alnwick Garden and Cragside House and Gardens. Step out of Alnwick to go to Holy Island and see Lindisfarne Priory, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum and identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alnwick journey planning website.

Lima, Peru to Alnwick is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lima to Alnwick. Traveling from Lima in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alnwick, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Scarborough.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Scarborough

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Whitby Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Filey Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Scarborough day trip planning tool.

Getting from Alnwick to Scarborough by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Scarborough can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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Newquay

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Michael's Mount and Tintagel Castle. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith) and Porthminster Beach (in St Ives). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newquay trip planner.

You can fly from Scarborough to Newquay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Stonehenge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bath day trip app.

You can drive from Newquay to Bath in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

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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. Popular historic sites such as Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Corfe Castle are in your itinerary. Let the collections at The Mary Rose and Chichester Cathedral capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Monkey World (in Wareham), Hospital of St Cross (in Winchester) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). It doesn't end there: cool off at Dorset Adventure Park and learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Portsmouth online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

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London

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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. The British Museum and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read London route builder tool.

You can drive from Portsmouth to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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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.