5 days in England Itinerary

5 days in England Itinerary

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5 days in England Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5 h
1
Gloucester
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Bournemouth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  5 h
5
Scarborough
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Dublin

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Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 19th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gloucester road trip planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Gloucester is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Gloucester. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites
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Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Bath Street, then get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites
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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Fashion Museum Bath ©
Fashion Museum Bath
Bath Street ©
Bath Street

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Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
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 21st (Wed): make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hengistbury Head Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bournemouth attractions planning tool .

Drive from Bath to Bournemouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Margate.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Corfe Castle
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Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

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Margate, Isle of Thanet

Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Viking Bay and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margate day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Margate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Scarborough.

Things to do in Margate

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Viking Bay
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Viking Bay ©
Viking Bay

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Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Scarborough Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Scarborough day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Margate to Scarborough takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Scarborough sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Scarborough Castle ©
Scarborough Castle

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