59 days in England Itinerary

59 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Warwick
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Banbury
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Oxford
— 4 nights
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Bristol
— 6 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Newquay
— 2 nights
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Bournemouth
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 6 nights
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Margate
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 6 nights
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Pickering
— 4 nights
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Berwick upon Tweed
— 6 nights
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Kendal
— 6 nights
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Blackpool
— 1 night
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Liverpool
— 8 nights
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Warwick

— 2 nights
You've now added Hatton Locks to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Charlecote Park and Baddesley Clinton. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warwick: Tanks-Alot (in Helmdon) and Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Warwick tour planner.

Manchester to Warwick is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a train. In May in Warwick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Banbury.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Banbury

— 1 night
Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, 64mi northwest of London, 38mi southeast of Birmingham, 27mi south of Coventry and 21mi north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Banbury trip app.

Banbury is just a short distance from Warwick. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Banbury

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford

— 4 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Visit Magdalen College and Blenheim Palace for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote in Minster Lovell (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sheldonian Theatre, deepen your understanding at Worcester College, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, and walk around Christ Church Meadow.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oxford trip planner.

Getting from Banbury to Oxford by car takes about an hour. In June in Oxford, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bristol.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bristol

— 6 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Lacock Abbey and St Mary Redcliffe Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Bath Abbey (in Bath), Usk Castle (in Usk) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Raglan Castle, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bristol route builder.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bristol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Torquay.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Torquay

— 1 night

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Preston Sands, kick back and relax at Broadsands Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Meadfoot Beach.

Plan trip to Torquay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bristol to Torquay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Torquay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Newquay

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, stroll through Watergate Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tolcarne Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Trevone Bay Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Padstow Brewing Company, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Harlyn Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newquay travel planner.

Drive from Torquay to Newquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bournemouth

— 2 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, get engrossed in the history at Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Chine Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Southbourne Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Branksome Chine.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bournemouth sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Newquay to Bournemouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 6 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bateman's and Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa. Relax by the water at Bosham Quay and Grand Parade Main Resort Beach. Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to Alfriston (The Gun Room & Alfriston Clergy House), RAF Tangmere (in Tangmere) and Tinwood Estate Vineyard (in Chichester). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kemptown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Michael the Archangel, contemplate the long history of Standen, and stop by Oliver's Brighton.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Brighton and Hove vacation maker website.

You can drive from Bournemouth to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margate.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Margate

— 2 nights
Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the galleries of Turner Contemporary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Westbrook Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Margate Main Sands. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ramsgate Main Sands, and finally stroll through Louisa Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Margate trip planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Margate in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Margate are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Margate

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Norwich

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Riverside Walk and Tombland will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips and Elm Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Horsey Windpump (in Horsey), Happisburgh Beach (in Happisburgh) and St Michael's Church (in Framlingham). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Winbirri Vineyards, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wymondham Abbey, and look for all kinds of wild species at Strumpshaw Fen.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Norwich tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Margate to Norwich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pickering.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Wineries

Side Trips

Pickering

— 4 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Peter and St Paul's Church, Pickering and St Mary and St Laurence. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beck Isle Museum and Pickering Castle. Explore Pickering's surroundings by going to Thirsk (Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre & St Mary's Church Thirkgate), Ampleforth Abbey (in Ampleforth) and Byland Abbey (in Coxwold).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pickering using our trip planner.

You can drive from Norwich to Pickering in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Pickering sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Pickering

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed

— 6 nights
Get some historical perspective at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard. Explore hidden gems such as Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and Lindisfarne Priory. Explore Berwick upon Tweed's surroundings by going to Belhaven Beach (in Dunbar) and North Berwick (War Memorial Garden & Seacliff Beach).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berwick upon Tweed itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Pickering to Berwick upon Tweed by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kendal.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kendal

— 6 nights
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sizergh Castle and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Visit Townend and Rydal Mount & Gardens for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Kendal side-trips: Grasmere (Wordsworth Daffodil Garden & St. Oswald's Church). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kendal trip planner.

Getting from Berwick upon Tweed to Kendal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blackpool.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Blackpool

— 1 night

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at St. Anne's Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Cuthbert's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John The Divine C Of e Church, and finally get in on the family fun at Adrenalin Zone.

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Drive from Kendal to Blackpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Blackpool

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Liverpool

— 8 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and Casbah Coffee Club. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ainsdale Beach and Crosby Beach. Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Rufford Old Hall (in Rufford), Formby Beach (in Formby) and Fairy Glen (in Appley Bridge). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, and walk around Sefton Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Liverpool travel route website.

You can drive from Blackpool to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chester

— 1 night
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, look for gifts at Corks Out Ltd - Chester, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Antiques Shop, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Luxe Salon.

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Traveling by car from Liverpool to Chester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chester

Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

England travel guide

4.4
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.

Oxfordshire travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Castles
Oxfordshire is renowned not only for the world-famous university town located at its very heart, but also for a varied rural landscape that's a growing favorite with walkers, cyclists, and history buffs. Sightseeing in the region reveals archetypal English landscapes studded with fascinating towns and villages, many situated right on the River Thames. Though the county’s main attraction remains the ancient city of Oxford, which includes over 1,500 heritage-listed buildings and a multitude of outstanding museums, there’s much more to Oxfordshire than a long history of academic achievement and an old-world atmosphere little changed by modern trends. A huge population of young students makes this region one of the most dynamic parts of the country--a perfect complement to the rustic charm and ancient architecture.

Devon travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Theme Parks · Gardens
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.