38 days in England Itinerary

38 days in England Itinerary

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38 days in England Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
Whitby
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kendal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Shrewsbury
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Plymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Port Isaac
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Tintagel
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Arundel
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
9
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Perth

1
night
Whitby

Whitby ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Whitby Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Whalebone Arch, then don't miss a visit to Whitby Harbour, then explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey, and finally get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps. On the next day, explore the activities along Peasholm Park, then stroll through Sandsend Beach, and then examine the collection at Museum of Victorian Science.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whitby day trip tool.

Perth, Australia to Whitby is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Perth to Whitby, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Whitby, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kendal.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Peasholm Park
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Museum of Victorian Science ©
Museum of Victorian Science
Peasholm Park ©
Peasholm Park
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

4
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Kendal is known for historic sites, breweries & distilleries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, relax in the rural setting at Lakeland Maze Farm Park, have some family-friendly fun at Live For Today Kendal Activity Centre, and admire the striking features of Levens Hall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kendal trip builder.

Getting from Whitby to Kendal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shrewsbury.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Derwentwater, Wordsworth Daffodil Garden
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Lakeland Maze Farm Park ©
Lakeland Maze Farm Park

5
nights
Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury ©
Shrewsbury ) is the county town of Shropshire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Shrewsbury side-trips: Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), Conwy (Smallest House in Britain & Conwy Quays Marina) and Llandudno (Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno Pier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church Gresford, stop by The Art Vaults, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Quarry.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shrewsbury online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kendal to Shrewsbury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Shrewsbury are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Llandudno, Conwy, Chester, All Saints Church Gresford, Caernarfon Castle
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Battlefield Falconry Centre ©
Battlefield Falconry Centre
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

3
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paignton (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Paignton Zoo Environmental Park), Exeter Cathedral (in Exeter) and Babbacombe Model Village (in Torquay). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Plymouth Synagogue, stop by The Barbican, stop by Glass!!, and observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marine Aquarium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Plymouth attractions tool.

Getting from Shrewsbury to Plymouth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Plymouth

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paignton, Babbacombe Model Village, Exeter Cathedral
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Plymouth Synagogue ©
Plymouth Synagogue
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park ©
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn), St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland) and Falmouth Lifeboat (in Falmouth). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Crantock Beach, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip maker.

Traveling by car from Plymouth to St Ives takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Isaac.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Falmouth, Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, Godrevy Beach, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Museum of Cornish Life, Helston
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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Kernow Coasteering ©
Kernow Coasteering
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church

1
night
Port Isaac

Port Isaac ©
Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 10th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Cliffside Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church of St Endellion, and then trek along South West Coast Path.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Isaac travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Ives to Port Isaac in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Tintagel.

Things to do in Port Isaac

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Cliffside Gallery ©
Cliffside Gallery
Collegiate Church of St Endellion ©
Collegiate Church of St Endellion

3
nights
Tintagel

Tintagel ©
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Venture out of the city with trips to Launceston (Launceston Castle, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, &more). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, take in the pleasant sights at Boscastle - South West Coast Path walk, and explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tintagel trip itinerary planning app.

Tintagel is very close to Port Isaac. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arundel.

Things to do in Tintagel

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Launceston, Boscastle, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Rocky Valley ©
Rocky Valley
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre ©
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

1
night
Arundel

Arundel ©
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arundel Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arundel trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tintagel to Arundel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Arundel, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Arundel

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Arundel Cathedral ©
Arundel Cathedral

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Paultons Park, learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, stop by Head Case Curios, and examine the collection at HMS Victory.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portsmouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Arundel to Portsmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Stonehenge, Bournemouth Beach, Paultons Park
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

6
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Moreton-in-Marsh is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, admire the natural beauty at Bourton House Garden, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Moreton-in-Marsh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Snowshill Manor, Cotswolds Distillery, The Parish Church of St. Mary
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 24:
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Moreton-in-Marsh to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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