26 days in England Itinerary

26 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 3 nights
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Hastings
— 2 nights
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Windsor
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 4 nights
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Warwick
— 4 nights
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Worcester
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 4 nights
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Penzance
— 3 nights
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London

— 3 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and walk around Hyde Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In June in London, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hastings.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Hastings

— 2 nights
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24mi east of the county town of Lewes and 53mi south east of London. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get interesting insight from Kent & East Sussex Railway and then identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hastings tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to Hastings takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hastings can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windsor.

Things to do in Hastings

Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Windsor

— 1 night
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Runnymede Air Forces Memorial and then explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Windsor trip tool.

Drive from Hastings to Windsor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Hastings in June, you will find days in Windsor are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oxford

— 4 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: Bibury Trout Farm (in Bibury), Bath (Bath Abbey & American Museum & Gardens) and South Cerney (The Butts Farm Rare Breeds, Farm Shop and Tea Room & South Cerney Outdoor). There's more to do: meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and steep yourself in history at West Kennet Long Barrow.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oxford itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windsor to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Windsor in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Oxford, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Transportation

Side Trips

Warwick

— 4 nights
Explore Warwick's surroundings by going to Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Chipping Campden (Kiftsgate Court Gardens & Hidcote Manor Garden) and Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Warwick vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Warwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Warwick when traveling from Oxford in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Worcester.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Worcester

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Rise Music, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and then stop by Cotswold Lavender. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, then tour the water at your own pace with Gloucester Narrowboats, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Worcester trip maker tool.

You can drive from Warwick to Worcester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Worcester

Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation · Shopping

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 4 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. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Ferring Country Centre (in Ferring), Wilton House (in Wilton) and Highdown Gardens (in Worthing). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, and identify plant and animal life at Seaview Wildlife Encounter.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth day trip site.

Traveling by car from Worcester to Portsmouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Worcester in June since evenings lows in Portsmouth dip to 12°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Penzance.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Penzance

— 3 nights
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Penzance side-trips: Porthmeor Beach (in St Ives) and Newquay (Lappa Valley & Fistral Beach Bar). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porthcurno Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Penzance vacation planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Penzance in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Penzance can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.