60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Durham
— 1 night
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York
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 8 nights
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Cambridge
— 7 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 9 nights
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Bournemouth
— 6 nights
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Newquay
— 7 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Oxford
— 6 nights
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Liverpool
— 7 nights
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Durham

— 1 night
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Durham Castle, then look for gifts at Seaside Chic, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre. On the next day, kick back and relax at Roker & Seaburn Beaches, then see the interesting displays at National Glass Centre, and then appreciate the history behind The Angel of the North.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durham vacation planner.

Manchester to Durham is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Filey Beach and Scarborough Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The Tetley and The Lanes, Malton (World Wide Shopping Mall). You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Streetlife Museum of Transport (in Kingston-upon-Hull). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre and examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the York trip planner.

Getting from Durham to York by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 8 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Lincolnshire Life and Old Coach House Antiques Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and St Leonard's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Nottingham (Wollaton Hall and Park & National Justice Museum), King Richard III Visitor Centre (in Leicester) and Skegness (Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve & Natureland Seal Sanctuary). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Fiskerton Fen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Newark Market, admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, and walk around Rutland Water.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Lincoln takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Cambridge

— 7 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Head to Runners Fine Art and Framing Gallery and Walsingham Farms Shopfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Hunstanton Beach and Wells Next The Sea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: Norwich (Norwich Cathedral & The Broads National Park), Ely Cathedral (in Ely) and Kings Lynn Roll of Honour (in King's Lynn). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Minsmere, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Gorleston-on-Sea Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Cambridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Cambridge sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 9 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 Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa and Petworth House and Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Chichester Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury), Bateman's (in Burwash) and Eastbourne (Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters & Beachy Head). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Parish Church, stop by Gustamps, and admire the natural beauty at Weald & Downland Living Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bournemouth

— 6 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. Step out of the city life by going to Hengistbury Head Beach and Weymouth Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like St Andrew's Church (Avalanche) and Keates Quarry Dinosaur Footprints. Explore Bournemouth's surroundings by going to Studland beach and Nature Reserve (in Studland), StoneWorks Gallery (in Swanage) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Gardens, see the interesting displays at Upside Down House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip planning app.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Bournemouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newquay

— 7 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You'll get in some beach time at Carbis Bay Beach and St Ives Harbour Beach. Shop till you drop at 83 The Gallery and Mark Parkhouse Antiques & Jewellery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: Exeter Cathedral (in Exeter), Tintagel Toy Museum (in Tintagel) and Polmassick vineyard (in Saint Ewe). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Porth Beach, make a trip to Bude Tunnel, and identify plant and animal life at Screech Owl Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newquay trip planner.

You can drive from Bournemouth to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre and Haynes International Motor Museum. Head to Jacks of Bath and Pulteney Bridgefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway (in Swindon), Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester) and The Yelde Hall (in Chippenham). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oxford

— 6 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The MAD Museum and Bodleian Library. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oxfam Shop Oxford and St Giles Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace & Magic Alley Stratford upon Avon), Snozone (in Milton Keynes) and Bletchley Park (in Bletchley). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, step into the grandiose world of Christ Church Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and contemplate the long history of Oxford Castle & Prison.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Oxford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Liverpool

— 7 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mendips - John Lennon Home and The British Ironwork Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Carding Mill Valley and Tarn Hows. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Blists Hill Victorian Town (in Ironbridge), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Chester Cathedral (in Chester). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Liverpool ONE, view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, and explore the galleries of Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool road trip tool.

You can drive from Oxford to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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.