22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

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22 days in England Itinerary

New York City
Fly + train:  19​h 30​min
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
York
— 5 nights
+4
train + subway + train + ferry + train:  5​h 15​min
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + ferry + train:  2​h 45​min
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
London
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
New York City

3
days
Alnwick

Alnwick
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Head to Barter Books and The Emporiumfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Alnwick: Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island), Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda.

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New York City, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Alnwick hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Castle, Vindolanda, Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, Cragside House and Gardens
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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Durham Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Cathedral). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Streetlife Museum of Transport, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beverley Minster, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

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Drive from Alnwick to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Durham Cathedral, Beverley Minster, Whitby Abbey, Streetlife Museum of Transport
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
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National Railway Museum

4
days
Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor ©
Explore hidden gems such as Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle. Get some cultural insight at Beaulieu National Motor Museum and The Needles Battery. Explore Ventnor's surroundings by going to Portsmouth (HMS Victory, The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, & more) and St Mildred's Church (in Whippingham).

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Traveling by train from York to Ventnor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Ventnor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arreton, Portsmouth, St Catherine's Lighthouse, Oasis The Shop, Carisbrooke Castle
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Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle
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HMS Warrior 1860

4
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Weymouth Beach and The Tank Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Salisbury Cathedral (in Salisbury), St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stonehenge, look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, get engrossed in the history at American Museum, and delve into the distant past at Avebury Stone Circle.

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Traveling by car from Ventnor to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bath sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Stonehenge, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, The Tank Museum, Avebury Stone Circle
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

5
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at British Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

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You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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