17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  19​h
1
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Scarborough
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Lima

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get a sense of the local culture at Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Take a break from Alnwick with a short trip to Lindisfarne Priory in Holy Island, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip itinerary planning tool .

Lima, Peru to Alnwick is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Alnwick is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alnwick when traveling from Lima in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

2
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Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Whitby Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and then kick back and relax at Filey Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Scarborough trip planner .

You can drive from Alnwick to Scarborough in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Filey Beach, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
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 St. Michael's Mount. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tintagel Castle and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Newquay: Trebah Garden (in Falmouth) and Porthminster Beach (in St Ives). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach and stroll through Fistral Beach Bar.

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Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Scarborough to Newquay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanhydrock House and Garden, Porthminster Beach, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Michael's Mount, Tintagel Castle
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cotswold Range, Stonehenge, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Chavenage House
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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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. Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Chichester Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Corfe Castle (Corfe Castle & Dorset Adventure Park), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Hospital of St Cross (in Winchester). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

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Getting from Bath to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Hospital of St Cross, Lulworth Cove, Chichester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Chichester Cathedral ©
Chichester Cathedral
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. The British Museum and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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