21 days in England Itinerary

21 days in England Itinerary

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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bristol
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Penrith
— 4 nights
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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. Visiting The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Hengistbury Head Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wight Karting and St Andrews Church. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Gustamps (in Brighton), Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth journey tool.

Sydney, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Portsmouth, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Portsmouth: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

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Weymouth

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get in touch with nature at Abbotsbury Swannery and The Donkey Sanctuary. Explore Weymouth's surroundings by going to Durlston Country Park (in Swanage), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Weymouth Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

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

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at St. Michael's Mount. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at National Lobster Hatchery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Newquay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Newquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

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Bristol

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Symonds Yat Rock and Quaker Burial Ground. Venture out of the city with trips to Glastonbury Tor (in Glastonbury), Oxford (Walking tours & Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Goodrich Castle, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bristol trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Bristol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

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York

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.
Escape the urban bustle at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Filey Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Scarborough (Peasholm Park, Hairy Bobs Cave, &more) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Aysgarth Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bristol to York by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Take a break from the city and head to Tarn Hows and White Scar Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Lake Windermere (in Windermere), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Little Salkeld Watermill, hike along Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Penrith trip builder tool.

Drive from York to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

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.