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 Bamburgh Castle 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), Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island) and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alnwick travel route planning website.

New York City, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Alnwick. In May, Alnwick is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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 Steep Hill will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster, step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our York sightseeing site.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 Osborne House and Carisbrooke Castle. For shopping fun, head to Oasis or Diamond Isle Glass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventnor: The Needles Battery (in Totland), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Portsmouth (HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, &more).

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 Roman Baths and The Tank Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury). There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Avebury Stone Circle, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, 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 · Beaches

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. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London tour planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.