30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England vacation planner
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London
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 7 nights
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Liverpool
— 5 nights
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Manchester
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: LEGOLAND Windsor Resort (in Windsor) and Walking tours (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, take a stroll through Greenwich, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Wallace Collection.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London online trip maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Durham.
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Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Durham — 7 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Windermere), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, cast your line with The Durham Fly Fishing Company, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Lowther Castle and Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Durham online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from London to Durham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in May, plan for slightly colder days in Durham, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.
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Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

Liverpool — 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Llandudno (Llandudno Promenade, Great Orme, &more), Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn) and Chester Zoo (in Chester). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, and view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool road trip site.

Getting from Durham to Liverpool by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Manchester — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston) and Royal Armouries Museum (in Leeds). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery, admire the striking features of Manchester Town Hall, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manchester sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Manchester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Brighton and Hove.
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Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Brighton and Hove — 5 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brighton and Hove: Salisbury (Arundells, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Paultons Park (in Romsey). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Base, take a stroll through The Lanes, take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove online attractions planner.

Fly from Manchester to Brighton and Hove in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:

London — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Enjoy London some more: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the striking features of Tower of London, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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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County Durham travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Churches · Castles
Largely calm and tranquil, County Durham features a landscape dominated by high hills and low mountains, noted for containing the highest ski center in England. For most of the last three centuries, the survival of the region depended almost entirely on coal mining. When the last coal pits closed in the 1980s, the scars left by the mining industry quickly started to fade, and the county reinvented itself as a popular tourist destination. Durham’s biggest attractions may very well be its ancient cathedral and the adjoining castle, once a seat of power for the mighty local rulers who defended the region against the neighboring Saxons and Scots.
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