24 days in England Itinerary

24 days in England Itinerary

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24 days in England Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Torquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
York
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bamburgh
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Adelaide

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Churchill War Rooms and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

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Adelaide, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Portsmouth

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Winchester City Mill and Highclere Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and HMS Victory. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Arundel Castle and Gardens (in Arundel) and Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860 and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hengistbury Head Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth online vacation planner .

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester, Highclere Castle, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Hengistbury Head Beach, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:
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HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860

3
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Step out of the city life by going to Porthmeor Beach and Porthminster Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Penlee House Gallery & Museum and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from St Ives: Falmouth (Trebah Garden & Pendennis Castle), Screech Owl Sanctuary (in St Columb Major) and Newquay (Pirate's Quest & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St Ives trip planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to St Ives by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Portsmouth in July, plan for slightly colder days in St Ives, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falmouth, Newquay, Perranporth Beach, Screech Owl Sanctuary, Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
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Penlee House Gallery & Museum ©
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Get some cultural insight at Greenway House and Dunster Castle. We've included these beaches for you: Beer Beach and Exmouth Beach. Step out of Torquay with an excursion to Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary in Buckfastleigh--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cockington Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Goodrington Sands, admire the natural beauty at Coleton Fishacre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Brixham Harbour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Torquay tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Exmouth Beach, Dunster Castle, Brixham Harbour, Beer Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Cockington Court ©
Cockington Court
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Exmouth Beach ©
Exmouth Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, then make a trip to Castle Howard, and finally contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the York tour planning tool .

Getting from Torquay to York by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, Royal Armouries Museum, Rievaulx Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, York Bird of Prey Centre
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): hike along Buttermere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpacaly Ever After, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grasmere trip planner .

Drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere Lake, Holy Trinity Church, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

6
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Popular historic sites such as Paxton House and Lindisfarne Priory are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Embleton Bay and St Aiden Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bamburgh: Chain Bridge Honey Farm (in Berwick upon Tweed), Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, and head off the coast to Farne Islands.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bamburgh trip maker tool .

Getting from Grasmere to Bamburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bamburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Alnwick, Holy Island, Cragside House and Gardens, Farne Islands
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

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