23 days in England Itinerary

23 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner
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London
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pickering
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bamburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corbridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stow-on-the-Wold
— 1 night
Drive
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Plymouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Dover
— 3 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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London

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to York.
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York — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through York Shambles. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and then go for a walk through York City Walls.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the York day trip app.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Pickering.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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Pickering — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Pickering, then contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, and then identify plant and animal life at National Centre for Birds of Prey. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Pickering Castle, admire the natural beauty at Nunnington Hall, and then take an in-depth tour of Eden Camp Modern History Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pickering trip app.

You can drive from York to Pickering in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pickering are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bamburgh.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Bamburgh — 2 nights

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then step off the mainland to explore Farne Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at St Aiden Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle.

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

Traveling by car from Pickering to Bamburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pickering in June, expect nights in Bamburgh to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corbridge.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Corbridge — 1 night

Corbridge is a village in Northumberland, England, west of Newcastle and 4mi east of Hexham. On the 22nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, then sample the tasty concoctions at Pele Tower Pub, and then explore the ancient world of Corbridge Roman Town. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Aydon Castle.

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Drive from Bamburgh to Corbridge in 1.5 hours. June in Corbridge sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ambleside.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rydal Mount & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside trip maker app.

You can drive from Corbridge to Ambleside in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.
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Stow-on-the-Wold — 1 night

Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. On the 26th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, then stop by The Baobab Tree, and finally steep yourself in history at Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Stow-on-the-Wold trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Stow-on-the-Wold takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Stow-on-the-Wold can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Plymouth.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Plymouth — 1 night

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Plymouth Synagogue, then go for a walk through Hoe Park, and then appreciate the history behind Naval Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): cast your line with Plymouth Boat Trips and then stop by The Barbican.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Plymouth trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Stow-on-the-Wold to Plymouth takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.
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Dover — 3 nights

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Explore Dover's surroundings by going to Leeds Castle (in Maidstone), Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (in Rye) and Room Escape Games (in Margate). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, steep yourself in history at Roman Painted House, take in nature's colorful creations at Walmer Castle and Gardens, and walk around Samphire Hoe.

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You can drive from Plymouth to Dover in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.
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London — 5 nights

See some other sides of London: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London day trip site.

Take a train from Dover to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in London when traveling from Dover in July, with lows around 56°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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England travel guide

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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.
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