8 days in England Itinerary

8 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bournemouth
— 1 night
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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St Just
— 1 night
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Hartland
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Bristol
— 3 nights
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Bournemouth

— 1 night
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. Lower Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Alum Chine Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Gardens. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Priest's House Museum & Garden, browse the collection at The Minster Church of St Cuthburga, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Avon Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bournemouth trip site.

Bracknell to Bournemouth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. September in Bournemouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torquay

— 2 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Totnes Elizabethan House Museum, do a tasting at Sharpham Wine and Cheese, and then stroll through Meadfoot Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Torquay day trip website.

You can drive from Bournemouth to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Just.

Things to do in Torquay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

St Just

— 1 night
Located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the small town of St Just offers pleasantly preserved stone architecture and excellent access to the nearby coast.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Jackson Foundation, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Just-in-Penwith Parish Church, then browse the exhibits of Round House & Capstan Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Ballowall Barrow.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St Just travel route planner.

You can drive from Torquay to St Just in 3 hours. October in St Just sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hartland.

Things to do in St Just

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Hartland

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Welcombe Mouth Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hartland trip maker app.

Getting from St Just to Hartland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Hartland

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bristol

— 3 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum and Arnos Vale Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. When in Bristol, make a side trip to see Holburne Museum in Bath, approximately Bath away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cabot Tower, contemplate the long history of St Mary Redcliffe Church, take in the views from Prince Street Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of The Georgian House Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bristol attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hartland to Bristol takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bristol

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.