22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
York
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Norwich
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
London
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Eastbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Exeter
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Bath
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h
End: San Francisco

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.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum and then explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey. On your second day here, admire the striking features of York Minster, brush up on your military savvy at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then examine the collection at The York Dungeon, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally stop by York Shambles.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the York journey planning website.

San Francisco, USA to York is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to York, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in York hover around 59°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Fountains Abbey, York Bird of Prey Centre
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Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

3
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Take a break from the city and head to Aira Force Waterfall and Alpacaly Ever After. Step off the beaten path and head to Carlisle Cathedral and Vindolanda. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Hexham (Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall & Roman Army Museum). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and take in the exciting artwork at Percy House Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from York to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keswick, Hexham, Aira Force Waterfall, Alpacaly Ever After, Carlisle Cathedral
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda

2
nights
Bamburgh

Bamburgh ©
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamburgh Beach, examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then stroll through St Aiden Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bamburgh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Bamburgh takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Holy Island, Seahouses
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at Gorleston Beach, and finally examine the collection at Time and Tide Museum. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsey Beach, contemplate the long history of Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate, then steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, and finally explore the world behind art at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Norwich journey planning site.

Drive from Bamburgh to Norwich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Great Yarmouth, Horsey Beach, Blickling Estate
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Horsey Beach ©
Horsey Beach
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Norwich to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Eastbourne.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. On the 18th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Bateman's, then explore the striking landscape at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beachy Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, then wander the streets of Old Town Hastings, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at East Sussex Falconry.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eastbourne road trip app.

Getting from London to Eastbourne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Eastbourne sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hastings, East Sussex Falconry, Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Bateman's, Bodiam Castle
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Bateman's ©
Bateman's

2
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, and finally examine the collection at HMS Victory. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Winchester City Mill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hurst Castle.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip builder website.

You can drive from Eastbourne to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Hurst Castle, Chichester Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Chichester Cathedral ©
Chichester Cathedral
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Durlston Country Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tyneham, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, then view the masterpieces at Sculpture by the Lakes, and finally contemplate the long history of Kingston Lacy.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Swanage driving holiday site.

Drive from Portsmouth to Swanage in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Swanage sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Exeter.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Tyneham, Lulworth Cove, Sculpture by the Lakes, Kingston Lacy
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Exeter Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, then identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary, and finally Head underground at Beer Quarry Caves. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Coleton Fishacre, stroll through Greenway House, then explore the activities along Brixham Harbour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Berry Head National Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Exeter trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Swanage to Exeter by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dartmouth, Brixham, The Donkey Sanctuary, Beer Quarry Caves
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Berry Head National Nature Reserve ©
Berry Head National Nature Reserve
Greenway House ©
Greenway House

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Glastonbury Abbey, steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally admire the striking features of Bath Abbey. On the next day, delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and then examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bath sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Exeter to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey, Wells Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Glastonbury Abbey ©
Glastonbury Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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