31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  27​h
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tenterden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Shaftesbury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Birmingham
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Melrose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Newcastle upon Tyne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Lincoln
— 2 nights
14
Norwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Crawley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Auckland


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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.
Southwark Cathedral and Somerset House will appeal to history buffs. Museum of London Docklands and Wellcome Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, don't miss a visit to Nelson's Column, look for gifts at Liberty London, and take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation maker website .

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in June: highs in London hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tenterden.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum ©
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Southwark Cathedral ©
Southwark Cathedral
Somerset House ©
Somerset House

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Tenterden

Tenterden ©
Tenterden is a town with a large conservation area in the Ashford District of Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tenterden Museum, see the interesting displays at Col.Stephens Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mildred's Church, stop by Alpaca Annie, then enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse Dungeness, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Romney Marsh. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Smallhythe Place, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas the Martyr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in the Wood, Hollington, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anthony of Padua, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tenterden trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from London to Tenterden takes 2 hours. June in Tenterden sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Tenterden

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Rye, Alpaca Annie, St. Thomas the Martyr, Church in the Wood, Hollington, Old Lighthouse Dungeness
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Saint Mildred's Church ©
Saint Mildred's Church
St. Thomas the Martyr ©
St. Thomas the Martyr
St Anthony of Padua ©
St Anthony of Padua

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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 6th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Andrew's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Margaret's Church, examine the collection at Old Police Cells Museum, steep yourself in history at Preston Manor, then walk around Stanmer Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Bartholomews. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Bird & Blend Tea Co., pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul’s Parish Church, steep yourself in history at Cissbury Ring, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Nicholas' Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cliffe High Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Tenterden to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. In June in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St Nicholas' Church, Cissbury Ring, St Andrew's Church, Cliffe High Street
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St Andrew's Church ©
St Andrew's Church
Cissbury Ring ©
Cissbury Ring
Saint Paul’s Parish Church ©
Saint Paul’s Parish Church

1
night
Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury ©
Shaftesbury is a town and civil parish in Dorset, England. On the 8th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Shillingstone Railway Project, examine the collection at Gold Hill Museum, see the interesting displays at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Castle Hill, and finally take an in-depth tour of Visit Hillbrush.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Shaftesbury tour planner .

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Shaftesbury takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Shaftesbury

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Shillingstone Railway Project, Visit Hillbrush
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Gold Hill Museum ©
Gold Hill Museum
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden ©
Visit Hillbrush ©
Visit Hillbrush

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the views from South West Coast Path Walk- Meadfoot & London Bridge, go for a walk through Babbacombe & Oddicombe - South West Coast Path, examine the collection at Torquay Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Riviera Life Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Berry Pomeroy Castle. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bolberry Down, contemplate the long history of Kingsbridge Quay, visit a coastal fixture at Start Point Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Dartmouth Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Corbyn Headland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shaftesbury to Torquay takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Torquay

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kingsbridge, Bolberry Down, Dartmouth Museum, Berry Pomeroy Castle
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Berry Pomeroy Castle ©
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Bolberry Down ©
Bolberry Down
Dartmouth Museum ©
Dartmouth Museum

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): walk around Elemental Sculpture Park, contemplate the long history of Newark Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cirencester Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Saviour's Church.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cirencester online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cirencester takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Church of St Peter & St Paul, St. Edward's Church, Newark Park, St Marys Painswick, St Saviour's Church
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Woodchester Valley Vineyard ©
Woodchester Valley Vineyard
Newark Park ©
Newark Park
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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Birmingham

Birmingham
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
On the 13th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Banks's Park Brewery and then contemplate the long history of Steelhouse Lane Lock-up.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham route builder .

Drive from Cirencester to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Birmingham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hale.

Things to do in Birmingham

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Banks's Park Brewery
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1
night
Hale

Hale ©
Hale is a village and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): wander the streets of Lymm Heritage Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hale attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Hale takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hale are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ambleside.

Things to do in Hale

Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lymm, White Peak Alpaca Farm, Tabley House
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The. Brewery Tap ©
The. Brewery Tap
Tabley House ©
Tabley House
White Peak Alpaca Farm ©
White Peak Alpaca Farm

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hale to Ambleside takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melrose.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School
Galava Roman Fort Ambleside ©
Galava Roman Fort Ambleside

2
nights
Melrose

Melrose ©
Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Norham Castle, take in the history at Flodden, explore the historical opulence of Thirlestane Castle, then snap pictures at The Leaderfoot Viaduct, also known as the Drygrange Viaduct, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rhymer's Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bowhill House & Country Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Halliwell's House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre- Trimontium Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Abbey Mill, and finally admire the natural beauty at Harmony Garden.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melrose trip itinerary site .

Getting from Ambleside to Melrose by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Melrose

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Selkirk, Norham Castle, Thirlestane Castle, Flodden
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Norham Castle ©
Norham Castle
Thirlestane Castle ©
Thirlestane Castle
The Abbey Mill ©
The Abbey Mill

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hours
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andrew's Church and then admire the landmark architecture of St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne .

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne travel route builder site .

Drive from Melrose to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2 hours. In June in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites
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St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

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nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace and RNLI Lifeboat museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Barley Hall and Whitby Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery (in Hunmanby), Danes Dyke (in Flamborough) and St Peter and St Paul's Church, Pickering (in Pickering). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Bootham Bar, admire the masterpieces at York Art Gallery, and stop by Fudge Kitchen York.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Whitby, Danes Dyke, St Peter and St Paul's Church, Pickering, National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace, Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery
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Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery ©
Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery
National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace ©
National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace
RNLI Lifeboat museum ©
RNLI Lifeboat museum

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, see the interesting displays at Westmoor Caravans, then take in the pleasant sights at Brayford Pool, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tennyson Memorial Statue. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ellis Windmill, have some family-friendly fun at Holly Tree Soft Play, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heighington Methodist Church, then view the masterpieces at Harding House Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jew's House.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from York to Lincoln in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
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The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum ©
The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
Westmoor Caravans ©
Westmoor Caravans
Harding House Gallery ©
Harding House Gallery

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Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Binham Priory and University of East Anglia will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Julian's Shrine and Castle Keep. Change things up with a short trip to Walsingham Abbey in Walsingham (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Great Hospital, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Helen's Church, get a sense of history and politics at The Guildhall, and walk around Waterloo Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Norwich day trip planning website .

Getting from Lincoln to Norwich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Norwich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Crawley.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Whitwell and Reepham Station, Walsingham Abbey, St. Helen's Church, Binham Priory
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University of East Anglia ©
University of East Anglia
Binham Priory ©
Binham Priory
Walsingham Abbey ©
Walsingham Abbey

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Crawley

Crawley ©
Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ifield Mill Pond and Bewbush Water Gardens, then do a tasting at Bluebell Vineyard Estates, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Chiddingstone Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then do a tasting at Albury Organic Vineyard, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sports Sim.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Crawley vacation maker website .

Drive from Norwich to Crawley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Crawley

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bluebell Vineyard Estates, Albury Organic Vineyard, St Mary's Chiddingstone Church, Holy Trinity Church, St Peter's Church
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Bluebell Vineyard Estates ©
Bluebell Vineyard Estates
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
St Mary's Chiddingstone Church ©
St Mary's Chiddingstone Church

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