9 days in England Itinerary

9 days in England Itinerary

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Canterbury
— 1 day
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Harwich
— 1 night
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London
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beaulieu
— 1 night
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Bath
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 1 night
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 1 night
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Canterbury — 1 day

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at BodyWell Group, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Hawking Centre, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally appreciate the history behind Bulkhead Statue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canterbury driving holiday tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Canterbury is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Harwich.
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Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Spas
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Harwich — 1 night

Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. On the 5th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Quirky Old Stuff, take in the waterfront at Halfpenny Pier, then enjoy the sea views from High Lighthouse in Harwich, then get engrossed in the history at Harwich Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on Seal Watching Harwich.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Harwich trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Canterbury to Harwich in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to London.
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Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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London — 3 nights

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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Harwich to London takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beaulieu.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Beaulieu — 1 night

Beaulieu is a small village located on the south eastern edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire, England, and home to both Palace House and the British National Motor Museum.HistoryBeaulieu village has remained largely unspoilt by progress, and is a favourite tourist stop for visitors to the New Forest, and also for birders seeking local specialities like Dartford warbler, European honey buzzard and hobby.Palace House was featured in the 2005 comedy-drama film Mrs. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stop by Beaulieu Chocolate Studio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Beaulieu trip planner.

You can drive from London to Beaulieu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Beaulieu can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, look for gifts at The Silver Shop of Bath, then explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Solisbury Hill.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bath travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beaulieu to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Oxford.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Oxford — 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Love Wine, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip site.

Traveling by train from Bath to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Oxford, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh — 1 night

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 12th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Moreton-in-Marsh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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Brockenhurst travel guide

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Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Kayaking & Canoeing
Brockenhurst is the largest village by population within the New Forest, Hampshire, England. The nearest city is Southampton some to the North East, while Bournemouth is also nearby, South West. Surrounding towns and villages include Beaulieu, Lymington, Lyndhurst, and Sway.HistoryThe earliest signs of habitation in Brockenhurst date back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age: the area is dotted with burial mounds – called tumuli. Beyond that, few signs remain of other habitation during the next 3,000 years, when the Saxon period was brought to an end by the events of 1066.William the Conqueror created his Nova Foresta traditionally in 1079, a vast hunting area lying south and west of his capital at Winchester; it stretched south to the coast at Barton on Sea and west to what is now Bournemouth. In 1086, the Domesday Book recorded that there were four small Saxon manors in the Brockenhurst area, Mapleham, Hincelveslei, Brochelie and Broceste. Mapleham no longer exists, probably being subsumed within Brookley; the name Hincelveslei has become Hinchelsea which lies to the west of Brockenhurst. The third manor, Brochelie, gives the modern name, Brookley, which was granted a regular weekly market and an annual fair, lasting several days, in the 1347. Brochelie had forest rights to graze sheep on the open forest, but only between Wilverley and what is now Rhinefield Road, this right is usually associated with religious houses and was probably attached to the medieval estate which Christchurch Priory held at Brookley.

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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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