61 days in England Itinerary

61 days in England Itinerary

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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Oxford
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 6 nights
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Liverpool
— 6 nights
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York
— 7 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 6 nights
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Cambridge
— 6 nights
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London
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Brighton and Hove — 4 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.
Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye Waterworks MIcropub, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours, stop by Gustamps, relax and rejuvenate at The Treatment Rooms, and stroll around Seven Sisters Country Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove trip builder website.

London to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Portsmouth — 5 nights

Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Venture out of the city with trips to Pennybridge Farm Alpacas (in Hook), Skizone (in Basingstoke) and Hawking About (in Arundel). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, sample the tasty concoctions at Ringwood Brewery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

Bath — 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), The Forest of Dean (in Coleford) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the exciting artwork at Glastonbury Mural Trail, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and do a tasting at Woodchester Valley Vineyard.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bath trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Oxford.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:

Oxford — 6 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Explore Oxford's surroundings by going to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and The Cotswold Cheese (in Burford). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Charlbury Museum, sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oxford route planner.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Oxford sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

Birmingham — 6 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Ironbridge (The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse & Museum of the Gorge), Nelson's Distillery & School (in Uttoxeter) and Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Battlefield, Tewkesbury Abbey, &more). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Shakespeare Distillery, stop by ChocTilly, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Warner's Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Hawks Of Steele.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary website.

Getting from Oxford to Birmingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:

Liverpool — 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Chester Cathedral (in Chester), Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury) and Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley). Next up on the itinerary: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, gain insight at Tideswell School of Food, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liverpool visit planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Liverpool in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Liverpool sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to York.
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Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

York — 7 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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to The Vulcan Experience (in Doncaster), Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster) and Holly Hagg Community Farm (in Sheffield). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:

Newcastle upon Tyne — 6 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: Pooley Bridge (Hallin Fell & Chestnut House), Falconry Days (in Hexham) and Durham (Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Fury Events, steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from York to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cambridge.
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Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:

Cambridge — 6 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Venture out of the city with trips to Happisburgh Owl Barn (in North Walsham), Watatunga Wildlife Reserve (in King's Lynn) and Greene King Brewery (in Bury St. Edmunds). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, awaken your taste buds at Norfolk Wine School, gain some tasty knowledge on Fishers Gin Distillery, and examine the collection at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip builder tool.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cambridge by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to London.
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Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:

London — 8 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 2 — 10:

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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