29 days in Southern England Itinerary

29 days in Southern England Itinerary

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29 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  29​h
1
St Austell
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dover
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
London
— 13 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney


5
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael's Mount and Tintagel Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapel Carn Brea (in Camborne), Carn Euny Ancient Village (in Brane) and Wheal Coates (in St Agnes). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Petroc Bodmin, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Eden Project.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St Austell planner .

Sydney, Australia to St Austell is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to St Austell due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodmin, Tintagel, St Ives, St Catherine's Castle, Godrevy Beach
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St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Wheal Coates ©
Wheal Coates

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Visit Winchester Cathedral and Osborne House for their historical value. Step out of Winchester to go to Woodstock and see Blenheim Palace, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross, explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, and identify plant and animal life at Hawk Conservancy Trust.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Winchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Winchester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In November, daytime highs in Winchester are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Osborne House, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Blenheim Palace
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Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

4
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Popular historic sites such as Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dover: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (in Rye) and Leeds Castle (in Maidstone). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at 1066 Target Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dover travel planner .

Getting from Winchester to Dover by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, 1066 Target Sports, The Hawking Centre, Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Leeds Castle ©
Leeds Castle

13
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Step out of London with an excursion to Windsor Castle in Windsor--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip maker app .

Getting from Dover to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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