22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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22 days in England Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Exeter
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Weymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
London
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
York
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Penrith
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lanhydrock House and Garden and Pendennis Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Screech Owl Sanctuary and Porthmeor Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newquay: National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow), Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay) and Porthminster Beach (in St Ives). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Charlestown Shipwreck Museum, explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newquay trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Newquay is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Falmouth, Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Penlee House Gallery & Museum
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Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

3
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Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. You'll get in some beach time at Woolacombe Beach and Exmouth Beach. Get some cultural insight at Wells Cathedral and Coleton Fishacre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Exeter: Westward Ho Beach (in Westward Ho), Dunster Castle (in Dunster) and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, take a tour of Golden Hind Museum Ship, explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, and view the masterpieces at Somerset Crafts.

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Drive from Newquay to Exeter in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Brixham, Wells, Westward Ho Beach, Woolacombe Beach, Coleton Fishacre
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Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
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Weymouth

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, then make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, and finally don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and finally cool off at Dorset Adventure Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip maker app .

You can drive from Exeter to Weymouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Swanage, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove
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Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

2
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arundel Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, then take a stroll through North Laine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Old Town Hastings, step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, then take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and finally appreciate the views at Beachy Head.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Eastbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Eastbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Eastbourne can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arundel, Old Town Hastings, Bodiam Castle, North Laine, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Tower of London, explore the ancient world of The Crown Jewels, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Eastbourne to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Norwich.

Things to do in London

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

2
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Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Minsmere, take in the waterfront at Southwold Pier, and then kick back and relax at Gorleston Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Norwich trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from London to Norwich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blickling Estate, RSPB Minsmere, Gorleston Beach, Southwold Pier
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Blickling Estate ©
Blickling Estate
Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
RSPB Minsmere ©
RSPB Minsmere

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, then brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, and finally stroll through Scarborough Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, examine the collection at The York Dungeon, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Rievaulx Abbey.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read York tour planning tool .

You can drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Scarborough Beach, Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, York Bird of Prey Centre
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, then identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and finally look for gifts at Barter Books. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and then explore the world behind art at Paxton House.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alnwick holiday planning app .

You can take a train from York to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from York in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Paxton House
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National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

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nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aira Force Waterfall and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Shop till you drop at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and The Fitzwilliam Gallery. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, stroll through Tarn Hows, identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience Ltd, and explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Penrith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alnwick in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Penrith, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hexham, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Tarn Hows, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Lake Windermere
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

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