15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Aylesbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Pangbourne
— 1 night
Drive
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Guildford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lymington
— 1 night
Ferry to Yarmouth, Taxi to Shanklin
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Shanklin
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Drive to Arundel
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Arundel
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
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Chatham
— 2 nights
Train to St Pancras International, Train to Durham

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Aylesbury

— 1 night
Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Coombe Hill as well as National Trust Cliveden. On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bletchley Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at National Trust Cliveden, then contemplate the long history of Waddesdon Manor, and then identify plant and animal life at Coombe Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aylesbury trip builder.

Durham to Aylesbury is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Aylesbury are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Aylesbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

Oxford

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blenheim Palace. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace and then get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then deepen your understanding at Balliol College, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oxford trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aylesbury to Oxford by car takes about an hour. August in Oxford sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pangbourne.

Things to do in Oxford

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Pangbourne

— 1 night
Pangbourne is a large village and civil parish on the River Thames in the English county of Berkshire. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mapledurham House as well as Basildon Park. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basildon Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at UK Wolf Conservation Trust, and then steep yourself in history at Mapledurham House.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pangbourne travel route site.

Drive from Oxford to Pangbourne in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Guildford.

Things to do in Pangbourne

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Guildford

— 2 nights
Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, located 27mi southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.The town has a population of just over 137,000 and is the seat of the wider Borough of Guildford which had an estimated 146,100 inhabitants in 2015.Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way. Your day by day itinerary now includes Guildford Castle, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, National Trust - Hatchlands Park, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Guildford Castle, view the masterpieces at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, and then stroll around National Trust - Hatchlands Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at RHS Garden Wisley and then step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Guildford road trip site.

You can drive from Pangbourne to Guildford in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lymington.

Things to do in Guildford

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Lymington

— 1 night
Lymington is a port town on the west bank of the Lymington River on the Solent, in the New Forest district of Hampshire, England. To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lymington trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Guildford to Lymington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lymington can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Shanklin on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Lymington

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Shanklin

— 2 nights
Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Your day by day itinerary now includes Osborne House as well as The Needles Battery. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): go for a walk through Shanklin to Ventnor Coastal Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Shanklin Chine, then kick back and relax at Shanklin Beach, and finally get to know the resident critters at Isle of Wight Zoo. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Needles Battery and then steep yourself in history at Osborne House.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shanklin trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Lymington to Shanklin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Shanklin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arundel.

Things to do in Shanklin

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Arundel

— 1 night
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. On the 22nd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Arundel Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Arundel Castle and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arundel sightseeing website.

Getting from Shanklin to Arundel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Arundel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Arundel

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

Brighton and Hove

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Beachy Head, and then see a show at Eastbourne Bandstand. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then laugh and play at Brighton Palace Pier, then look for gifts at Gustamps, and finally wander the streets of The Lanes.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Arundel to Brighton and Hove in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Chatham.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Chatham

— 2 nights
Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.Chatham Dockyard closed in 1984, but major naval buildings remain as the focus for a flourishing tourist industry. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bodiam Castle as well as Leeds Castle. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, enjoy some diversion at Dickens World, explore the historical opulence of Rochester Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rochester Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chatham online vacation planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Chatham in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chatham

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

New Forest National Park Hampshire travel guide

4.2
Gardens · National Parks · Scenic Walking Areas

Isle of Wight travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Wildlife Areas · Zoos
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life.