23 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

23 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

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23 days in England & Cardiff Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  34​h
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Wymondham
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Durham
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
Oxford
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Cardiff
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Salisbury
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Bournemouth
— Few hours
train:  30​min
9
Southampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Brighton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Dorking
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
London
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and The Big Cat Sanctuary. Take a break from London with a short trip to The Hawking Centre in Doddington, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, enjoy breathtaking views from Up at The O2, and take a stroll through Greenwich.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Hawking Centre
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Beer Tastings & Tours
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Centre for Computing History, then explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Backs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore and take pictures at King's College, University of Cambridge, learn about all things military at American Air Museum, learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Trinity College, and finally steep yourself in history at St. John's College.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cambridge trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wymondham.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duxford
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
The Backs ©
The Backs

2
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Wymondham

Wymondham ©
On the 6th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Belvoir Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wymondham Windmill, then have fun at Langar Kart & Quad Centre, then admire all the interesting features of Seldom Seen Farm, and finally contemplate the long history of Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wymondham day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Wymondham takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Wymondham

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Langar Kart & Quad Centre, Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort, Deepings Library, Belvoir Castle, Seldom Seen Farm
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Belvoir Castle ©
Belvoir Castle
Deepings Library ©
Deepings Library
Burrough Hill - Iron Age Hillfort ©

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind The Durham Light Infantry Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Wymondham to Durham by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Crook Hall & Gardens ©
Crook Hall & Gardens
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
Durham Riverside Walk ©
Durham Riverside Walk

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Blackwell's Bookshop and then admire the striking features of Sheldonian Theatre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Durham to Oxford in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durham in July: highs in Oxford hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Tours Shopping
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Oxford University Parks ©
Oxford University Parks
Sheldonian Theatre ©
Sheldonian Theatre
Worcester College ©
Worcester College

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Welsh Games and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's much more to do: examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, get to know the fascinating history of St. Fagans Walk, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and stroll through Roath Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff trip planner .

Traveling by train from Oxford to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oxford in July, expect nights in Cardiff to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Salisbury.

Things to do in Cardiff

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Roath Park ©
Roath Park
Cardiff Bay Barrage ©
Cardiff Bay Barrage

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 15th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Old Sarum, steep yourself in history at Wilton House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and finally admire the striking features of Arundells.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salisbury trip site .

Getting from Cardiff to Salisbury by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Salisbury sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Wilton
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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Old Sarum
Old Sarum
Wilton House ©
Wilton House

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hours
Bournemouth

Bournemouth
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. To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bournemouth vacation maker site .

You can drive from Salisbury to Bournemouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Southampton.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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2
nights
Southampton

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Steamship Shieldhall, admire all the interesting features of Hythe Ferry, get engrossed in the history at Tudor House and Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally appreciate the history behind Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Solent Sky Museum and then identify plant and animal life at The Common.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Southampton trip itinerary maker tool .

Southampton is just a stone's throw from Bournemouth. July in Southampton sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brighton.

Things to do in Southampton

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Room Escape Games
Solent Sky Museum ©
Solent Sky Museum
Hythe Ferry ©
Hythe Ferry

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
On the 18th (Thu), snap pictures at Shoreham Tollbridge.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dorking to Brighton in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brighton

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Shoreham Tollbridge
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
Brighton Palace Pier ©
Brighton Palace Pier

1
day
Dorking

Dorking ©
Dorking is a market town in Surrey, England between Ranmore Common in the North Downs range of hills and Leith Hill in the Greensand Ridge, centred 21mi from London.In the Georgian and Victorian periods six prominent sites in the former parish or on its boundaries became grand country estates: Leith Hill Place, Denbies (today a vineyard/hotel), Norbury Park, Polesden Lacey, Wotton House and Deepdene; five of which along with nearby Box Hill's promontory and chalk grassland slopes belong to the National Trust. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Leith Hill Place, and then get great views at Leith Hill.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dorking travel route site .

Drive from Brighton to Dorking in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Dorking

Museums
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Leith Hill Place ©
Leith Hill Place
Leith Hill ©
Leith Hill
Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre ©
Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

1
night
London

London ©
To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dorking to London in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

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