22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Drive to Portsmouth Portsea IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Drive to Ventnor
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Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
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Drive to Yarmouth, Ferry to Lymington, Drive to Bath
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick Castle and Cragside House and Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barter Books and The Emporium. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Vindolanda (in Hexham), Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alnwick day trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Alnwick. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Alnwick at 56°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

York

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Streetlife Museum of Transport and York Castle Museum. Lincoln Cathedral and Fountains Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Castle), Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, admire the striking features of York Minster, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

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Getting from Alnwick to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in York are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

Ventnor, Isle of Wight

— 4 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Carisbrooke Castle. For shopping fun, head to Jurassic Jim or Diamond Isle Glass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventnor: Portsmouth (HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, &more), The Needles Battery (in Totland) and Osborne House (in East Cowes).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ventnor trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from York to Ventnor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 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 · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Tank Museum and American Museum & Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Weymouth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury). There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Avebury Stone Circle, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the exciting artwork at Emma Rose Art Works, and admire the striking features of Dyrham Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bath journey app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ventnor to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

London

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.