58 days in South West England Itinerary

58 days in South West England Itinerary

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58 days in South West England Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Bournemouth
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Newquay
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bath
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cirencester
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Shipston on Stour
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

8
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Let the collections at The Tank Museum and Cove Gallery capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Christchurch Priory Church. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Sixpenny Brewery (in Holwell), Worbarrow Bay (in Tyneham) and West Lulworth (Bindon Hill Fort & Lulworth Cove). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mudeford Quay, explore the striking landscape at Jurassic Coast, and kick back and relax at Sandbanks Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bournemouth trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Bournemouth is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Bournemouth to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Weymouth, Salisbury, Wareham, Dorchester, Christchurch
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

14
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Appreciate the collections at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Eden Project and Tavistock Canal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Godrevy Beach (in Gwithian) and Godrevy Head (in Hayle). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk, kick back and relax at Crantock Beach, stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, and tee off at Wrangaton Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newquay journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Newquay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tavistock, Plymouth, Falmouth, Crantock, St. Michael's Mount
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Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk ©
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

14
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts will appeal to museum buffs. Stonehenge and Longleat will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Crickley Hill (in Birdlip), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Glastonbury (White Spring Well & Temple, Glastonbury Tor, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, wander the streets of Montpellier District, and admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Glastonbury, Castle Combe, Wells
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

9
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Combe Mill and St. Peter's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Corinium Museum and Cotswold Motoring Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). Spend the 12th (Sun) on the hunt with Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd. There's lots more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, and identify plant and animal life at Cirencester Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cirencester day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Shipston on Stour.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Burford, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Stroud Brewery, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Westonbirt Arboretum
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Cirencester Park ©
Cirencester Park
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Combe Mill ©
Combe Mill

9
nights
Shipston on Stour

Shipston on Stour ©
Shipston-on-Stour is a town and civil parish on the River Stour about 10mi south of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire close to the boundaries with Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Escape the urban bustle at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and Warden's Way. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Gallery at The Guild and Snowshill Manor. Get out of town with these interesting Shipston on Stour side-trips: The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Archery, Cotswold Falconry Centre, & more) and Chipping Campden (Walk to Broadway Tower, St. James' Church, & more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Eadburgha’s Church, identify plant and animal life at Greystones Farm, and contemplate the long history of Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shipston on Stour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Shipston on Stour takes an hour. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shipston on Stour

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 28:
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Feldon Valley ©
Feldon Valley
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery