26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

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Norwich
— 1 night
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York
— 4 nights
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Bideford
— 3 nights
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St Ives
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth
— 4 nights
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Eastbourne
— 2 nights
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London
— 5 nights

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Norwich

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Blickling Estate and then contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Norwich vacation builder tool.

London to Norwich is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Norwich sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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4
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York

City of Festivals

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.
Visit Scarborough Beach and Sandsend Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fountains Abbey and Scarborough Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: The Forbidden Corner (in Middleham), Steep Hill (in Lincoln) and Filey Beach (in Filey). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our York itinerary planner.

Getting from Norwich to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

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Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, then get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keld Chapel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Penrith trip planner.

Getting from York to Penrith by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Penrith, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bideford.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

3
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Bideford

Bideford is a historic port town on the estuary of the River Torridge in north Devon, south-west England. Explore hidden gems such as Tintagel Castle and Westward Ho Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dunster Castle and Valley of the Rocks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bideford: Ilfracombe (Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle & Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room), Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe) and Saunton Beach (in Saunton). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bude Tunnel.

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Traveling by car from Penrith to Bideford takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Bideford are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bideford

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

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St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanhydrock House and Garden and Pendennis Castle. Attractions like Perranporth Beach and Porthmeor Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith) and Crantock Beach (in Crantock). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, stroll through Godrevy Beach, explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bideford to St Ives takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Carisbrooke Castle. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lulworth Cove and Dorset Adventure Park. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Godshill Model Village (in Godshill), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, visit a coastal fixture at St Catherine's Lighthouse, and make a trip to Portland Bill Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth road trip site.

You can drive from St Ives to Portsmouth in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Eastbourne.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Bateman's, then explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, then take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Hastings. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Drusillas Park, then explore the striking landscape at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and then appreciate the views at Beachy Head.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Eastbourne vacation builder tool.

Drive from Portsmouth to Eastbourne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Eastbourne, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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London

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tower of London and The White Cliffs of Dover. Step off the beaten path and head to Ely Cathedral and Viking Bay. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Eastbourne to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

England travel guide

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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.