32 days in England & Wales Itinerary

32 days in England & Wales Itinerary

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32 days in England & Wales Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5​h
1
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Oxford
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
4
St Austell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cardiff
— 2 nights
6
Caernarfon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Durham
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
9
London
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Paris


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5
nights
Portsmouth

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Weald & Downland Living Museum. Popular historic sites such as Portland Bill Lighthouse and Southsea Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Weymouth Portland Railway Walk (in Weymouth), Castletown D-Day Centre (in Isle of Portland) and Jane Austen's House Museum (in Chawton). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at HMS Victory, pause for some serene contemplation at Portsmouth Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Portsmouth Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Portsdown Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth road trip planning website .

Paris, France to Portsmouth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Portsmouth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chichester, Isle of Portland, Jane Austen's House Museum, Arundel Cathedral, Forest Gallery
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HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Weston Library, admire the striking features of Sheldonian Theatre, then see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chedworth Roman Villa, admire the striking features of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, then look for gifts at Blackwell's Bookshop, then get curious at History of Science Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Magdalen College.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip planner .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Oxford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Oxford, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St. Martin's Church, Chedworth Roman Villa
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Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum
Chedworth Roman Villa ©
Chedworth Roman Villa

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and Stonehenge public footpath. Change things up with a short trip to Stonehenge in Amesbury (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: walk around Royal Victoria Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and take a stroll through Milsom Street.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Stonehenge public footpath, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

4
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Step off the beaten path and head to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and St Just-in-Roseland Church. Appreciate the collections at Charlestown Shipwreck Centre and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from St Austell: St Mawes Castle (in St Mawes) and Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) (in Dunchideock). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, examine the collection at St. Winnow Barton Farm Museum, view the masterpieces at Atishoo Gallery, and explore the galleries of Cscape Art.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read St Austell driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to St Austell takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in St Austell

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Just-in-Roseland Church, Mevagissey Museum, St Mawes Castle, Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), St. Winnow Barton Farm Museum
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Charlestown Shipwreck Centre ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Goodrich Castle, and finally take in the views from Monnow Bridge and Gate. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The University Church, Nazareth House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Llandaff Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cardiff, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip builder app .

Getting from St Austell to Cardiff by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Goodrich Castle, Monnow Bridge and Gate, Raglan Castle
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle

4
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Conwy Castle and The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caernarfon Castle and Cae'r Gors. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan), Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy) and Penmon Point (in Penmon). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Segontium Roman Fort, pause for some photo ops at Gelert The Faithful Hound Statue, don't miss a visit to Caernarfon Town Walls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Presbyterian Church of Wales, Castle Square.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon online travel route planner .

Drive from Cardiff to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Penmon Point, Marble Church
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Smallest House in Britain ©
Smallest House in Britain

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Beatles Story and Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liverpool Cathedral and International Slavery Museum. When in Liverpool, make a side trip to see Quarry Bank in Styal, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner .

You can drive from Caernarfon to Liverpool in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Liverpool sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Quarry Bank
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Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Quarry Bank ©
Quarry Bank
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Nicholas Church, pause for some photo ops at The Durham Light Infantry Memorial, steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and finally examine the collection at Lindisfarne Gospels. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, steep yourself in history at Ushaw College, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Agatha's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Green Howards Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durham online travel route planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to Durham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Liverpool in November, Durham is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Richmond
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
St Agatha's Church ©
St Agatha's Church

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Windsor Castle and Wallace Collection. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Venture out of the city with trips to Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey), Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever) and IWM Duxford (in Duxford). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Durham to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hever Castle & Gardens, Windsor Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, IWM Duxford
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Hever Castle & Gardens ©
Hever Castle & Gardens
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

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