30 days in England Itinerary

30 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England planner

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Fly to London Stansted Airport, Drive to Saffron Walden
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Saffron Walden
— 2 nights
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Newark-on-Trent
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
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Chester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
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Exeter
— 4 nights
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Bridport
— 2 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Saffron Walden

— 2 nights
Saffron Walden is a market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saffron Walden trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Saffron Walden is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. September in Saffron Walden sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Newark-on-Trent on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Saffron Walden

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Newark-on-Trent

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Newark-on-Trent side-trips: Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, &more).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newark-on-Trent online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saffron Walden to Newark-on-Trent in 2 hours. While traveling from Saffron Walden, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Newark-on-Trent, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to York.

Things to do in Newark-on-Trent

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

York

— 3 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.
When in York, make a side trip to see Fountains Abbey in Ripon, approximately Ripon away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Newark-on-Trent to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Newark-on-Trent, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in York, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Chester.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Chester

— 4 nights
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Chester: Llandudno (Llandudno Pier, Great Orme, &more) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Chester Rows.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chester trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Chester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Birmingham on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs and then wander the streets of Gas Street Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at The Mill Garden.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip maker tool.

Getting from Chester to Birmingham by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Gloucester on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey, and then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gloucester online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Exeter on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Exeter

— 4 nights
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Get out of town with these interesting Exeter side-trips: Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (in Boscastle). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, see the interesting displays at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, take in the views from Millers Crossing Bridge, and walk around Morrab Gardens.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Exeter trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Exeter takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Bridport.

Things to do in Exeter

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bridport

— 2 nights
Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, situated approximately 1.5mi inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the small River Brit and its tributary the Asker. On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hive Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at West Bay Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Artwave West Gallery, then shop like a local with Sculpture by the Lakes, and then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bridport online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Exeter to Bridport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Bridport

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

London

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bridport to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.