18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

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18 days in England Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Tintagel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Exeter
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
York
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
Melbourne

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Change things up with a short trip to Arundel Castle and Gardens in Arundel (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in London, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

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Arundel Castle and Gardens
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
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St. Paul's Cathedral

3
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chalice Well and Goodrich Castle. Get some historical perspective at Stonehenge and Tintern Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (in Wells), Lacock Abbey (in Lacock) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, don't miss a visit to Bath Street, contemplate the long history of Dyrham Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

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Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tintagel.

Things to do in Bath

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Dyrham Park, Goodrich Castle, Tintern Abbey, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Chalice Well
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
days
Tintagel

Tintagel ©
Tintagel or Trevena is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Materiana's Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Boscastle Harbour, and finally don't miss a visit to Bodmin Moor. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Restormel Castle and then steep yourself in history at Bodmin Jail.

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Traveling by car from Bath to Tintagel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Exeter.

Things to do in Tintagel

#Historic Sites

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Bodmin, Boscastle Harbour, Restormel Castle
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Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Bodmin Jail ©
Bodmin Jail
Bodmin Moor ©
Bodmin Moor

3
days
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunster Castle and Cockington Court. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Exeter Cathedral and Start Point Lighthouse. Explore Exeter's surroundings by going to The Town Mill (in Lyme Regis), Beer Beach (in Beer) and Berry Pomeroy Castle (in Totnes). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chambercombe Manor, explore the historical opulence of Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), and have fun and explore at Ilfracombe Museum.

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You can drive from Tintagel to Exeter in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to York.

Things to do in Exeter

#Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Start Point Lighthouse, Beer Beach, Coleridge Cottage, Berry Pomeroy Castle
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Start Point Lighthouse ©
Start Point Lighthouse
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Exeter Cathedral ©
Exeter Cathedral

2
days
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.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the ancient world of York City Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, and then visit a coastal fixture at Flamborough Lighthouse. On the next day, don't miss a visit to 199 Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, then contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, and finally admire the striking features of York Minster.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Exeter to York in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

#Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitby, Rievaulx Abbey, Flamborough Lighthouse, Beverley Minster
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Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
York Minster ©
York Minster
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster

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