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 The Alnwick Garden 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: Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip app.

New York City, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Alnwick is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Alnwick at 56°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow 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: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Castle) 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 The Mary Rose. For shopping fun, head to Oasis or Jurassic Jim. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventnor: Osborne House (in East Cowes), The Needles Battery (in Totland) and Portsmouth (HMS Victory & HMS Warrior 1860).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ventnor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from York to Ventnor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. May in Ventnor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. 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 · Parks

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

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 Tower of London. Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read London journey planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 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 time for the flight back home.

Things to do in London

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

England travel guide

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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.