15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Chester
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Bristol
— 2 nights
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Weymouth
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
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Rye
— 2 nights
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Colchester
— 1 night
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Southwold
— 2 nights
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Cromer
— 1 night
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Wakefield
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Chester

— 1 night
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle and then contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain. On your second day here, meet the residents at Chester Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Eastgate & Eastgate Clock.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chester road trip planner.

Durham to Chester is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In August in Chester, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Chester

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bristol

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally look for gifts at Bristol Blue Glass. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral, snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Cabot Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bristol trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Chester to Bristol in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Weymouth

— 2 nights
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Jurassic Skyline, then examine the collection at The Tank Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Weymouth Beach, then contemplate the long history of Nothe Fort, and then cruise along Jurassic Safari.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Weymouth online day trip planner.

Getting from Bristol to Weymouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Weymouth

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Royal Pavilion, then stop by Gustamps, then shop like a local with The Lanes, and finally take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to British Airways i360, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Therapy Shop, then contemplate the long history of Preston Manor, and finally get a tailor-made plan with Brighton Food Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove trip app.

You can drive from Weymouth to Brighton and Hove in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Rye.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Rye

— 2 nights
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Camber Sands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, then contemplate the long history of Lamb House, then don't miss a visit to Landgate, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rye trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Rye takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colchester.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colchester

— 1 night
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Colchester Arts Centre, then admire the masterpieces at The Munnings Art Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Colchester Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rye to Colchester takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Colchester are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Southwold.

Things to do in Colchester

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Southwold

— 2 nights
Southwold is a small town on the English North Sea coast in the Waveney district of Suffolk. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hen Reedbeds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Southwold Pier, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Adnams, and finally savor the flavors at Adnams Brewery Tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Southwold vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Colchester to Southwold takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cromer.

Things to do in Southwold

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cromer

— 1 night
Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, browse for treasures at Brisbane Antiques, then examine the collection at RNLI Henry Blogg Museum, and finally stroll through Cromer Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cromer trip builder tool.

Drive from Southwold to Cromer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wakefield.

Things to do in Cromer

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wakefield

— 1 night
Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 77,512 at the 2011 census.Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers... On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Nostell Priory and Parkland, then explore the world behind art at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and then admire the striking features of Ossett Town Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wakefield online vacation planner.

You can drive from Cromer to Wakefield in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Wakefield

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.