20 days in England Itinerary

20 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip itinerary builder

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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bideford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Norwich
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth

— 3 nights
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 Southsea Castle and Portsmouth Cathedral are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portsdown Hill and Southsea Beach. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The D-Day Story, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Blue Reef Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice, and see the interesting displays at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth travel route planning tool.

Salzburg, Austria to Portsmouth is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Salzburg to Portsmouth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Salzburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portsmouth, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bideford.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Bideford

— 2 nights
Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Instow beach, kick back and relax at Westward Ho Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Burton at Bideford. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartland Abbey & Gardens and then get in on the family fun at The Big Sheep..

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bideford trip maker app.

Drive from Portsmouth to Bideford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bideford can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bideford

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Newquay

— 3 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Holywell Bay Beach and Trerice. Escape the urban bustle at Fistral Beach Bar and Towan Beach. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Whipsiderry Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newquay day trip tool.

Getting from Bideford to Newquay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 12th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Lowther Castle and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then tee off at Penrith Golf Hub, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Long Meg and her Daughters.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Penrith tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Penrith takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August in Penrith, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Bamburgh

— 2 nights
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, step into the grandiose world of Norham Castle, take in the history at Flodden, then don't miss a visit to Lady Waterford Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bamburgh trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Penrith to Bamburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Penrith in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Bamburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

York

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Redwood Park Fishery and St Nicks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Treasurer's House and Holy Trinity Church. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, identify plant and animal life at Askham Bog Nature Reserve, and explore the engaging exhibits at DIG.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our York road trip tool.

You can drive from Bamburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Norwich.

Things to do in York

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Norwich

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and St Julian's Shrine. Get outdoors at The Broads National Park and Mousehold Heath. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral, get outside with High Ash Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Marston Marshes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Norwich tour site.

Traveling by car from York to Norwich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Norwich, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

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.