21 days in West Country Itinerary

21 days in West Country Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Country trip maker

Make it your trip
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Yeovil
— 4 nights
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Dartmouth
— 3 nights
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St Ives
— 4 nights
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Isle of Portland
— 1 night
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Bournemouth
— 4 nights
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Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Holburne Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Avebury Stone Circle and STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Lacock Abbey (in Lacock). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Aerospace Bristol, examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, look for gifts at The Henge Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. James.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bath road trip website.

Manchester to Bath is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yeovil.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:

Yeovil

— 4 nights
Yeovil is a town and civil parish in south Somerset, England, with a population of 45,000. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chalice Well and Shepton Mallet Prison. Appreciate the collections at Fleet Air Arm Museum and The Museum of Somerset. Get out of town with these interesting Yeovil side-trips: Glastonbury (Glastonbury Abbey & White Spring Well & Temple), Church of St George (in Hinton St George) and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Knightshayes Court, take in nature's colorful creations at Barrington Court, see the interesting displays at Haynes International Motor Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beer Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeovil trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Yeovil by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Yeovil sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dartmouth.

Things to do in Yeovil

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

Dartmouth

— 3 nights
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. Greenway House and Coleton Fishacre will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buckfast Abbey and Totnes Rare Breeds Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh), Leather School (in Dartington) and Burrator Reservoir (in Yelverton). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Berry Head National Nature Reserve and stroll the grounds of St. Pancras Church.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dartmouth itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Yeovil to Dartmouth in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Dartmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

St Ives

— 4 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll explore and learn at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Explore hidden gems such as Cotehele and Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Newquay (Pirate's Quest & Watergate Bay), Pendennis Castle (in Falmouth) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthmeor Beach, look for gifts at Cornish Tin & Gold, get engrossed in the history at Shipwreck Treasure Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Trelissick.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Ives trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dartmouth to St Ives takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in St Ives, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Isle of Portland.

Things to do in St Ives

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Isle of Portland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Portland Castle, walk around Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Bill Lighthouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrew's Church (Avalanche).

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Portland attractions site.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Isle of Portland takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Isle of Portland

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Bournemouth

— 4 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Appreciate the collections at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum and Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Minster Church of St Cuthburga and The Close. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bournemouth: Studland beach and Nature Reserve (in Studland), Kingston Lacy (in Wimborne Minster) and Salisbury (Old Sarum & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hengistbury Head Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael’s Church, admire the striking features of St Martin On The Walls Church, and don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Portland to Bournemouth takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27: