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: Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island), Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). 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.
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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 National Railway Museum. Lincoln Cathedral and Whitby 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 Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our York route app.

Getting from Alnwick to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough 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 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.
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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 Brunel's SS Great Britain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Avebury Stone Circle. Venture out of the city with trips to Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol), St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and The Tank Museum (in Bovington). There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, 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 Natural History Museum. Westminster Abbey 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.
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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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