18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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18 days in England Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers, Florida
Bus + Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
London
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
York
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Fort Myers, Florida

4
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.
Visit Tower of London and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. Step out of London to go to Duxford and see IWM Duxford, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner .

Fort Myers, USA to London is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort Myers to London. Traveling from Fort Myers in August, expect nights in London to be a bit cooler, around 56°F, while days are colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winchester Cathedral and Wells Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Glastonbury Abbey are in your itinerary. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Arundel (Arundel Castle and Gardens & Arundel Cathedral), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath (in Bath). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portsmouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arundel, Bath, Winchester Cathedral, Chichester Cathedral, Corfe Castle
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston Beach, then explore the galleries of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate and then contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Norwich journey builder app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Norwich sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gorleston Beach, Blickling Estate
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Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate

3
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Fountains Abbey and Steep Hill will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and Filey Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough) and Beverley Minster (in Beverley). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Norwich to York takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beverley Minster, Scarborough Beach, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Filey Beach, Fountains Abbey
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Barter Books, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from York to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©

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