22 days in England Itinerary

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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. Get some cultural insight at Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Head to Barter Books and The Emporiumfor some retail therapy. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick online trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Alnwick due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Alnwick to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.
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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: Whitby Abbey (in Whitby), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). 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.
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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 Island Gems. 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.
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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, take in the exciting artwork at Emma Rose Art Works, and admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens.

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.
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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 St. Paul's Cathedral. Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

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 fly back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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