22 days in England Itinerary

22 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England Trip Planner
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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: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, 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 10-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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

York — 5 nights

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: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle, admire the striking features of York Minster, and examine the collection at National Railway Museum.

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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.
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 Osborne House. For shopping fun, head to Jurassic Jim or Island Gems. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ventnor: The Mulberry Tree Woodturnery (in Newtown), Portsmouth (HMS Victory, The Mary Rose, &more) and The Needles Battery (in Totland).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Ventnor travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from York to Ventnor in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ventnor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bath.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Bath — 4 nights

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 Brunel's SS Great Britain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and American Museum & Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol), Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) 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 explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

London — 5 nights

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

England travel guide

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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.