58 days in England Itinerary

58 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Birmingham
— 7 nights
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Lincoln
— 7 nights
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York
— 7 nights
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Penrith
— 6 nights
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Portsmouth
— 7 nights
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Wareham
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 7 nights
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Newquay
— 6 nights
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Oxford
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Birmingham

— 7 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Take a break from the city and head to Flatout Factory and Sutton Park. Get some historical perspective at St. Martin in the Bull Ring and Birmingham Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Harvington Hall (in Harvington), Wolves Museum (in Wolverhampton) and The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar (in Broadheath). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pen Museum, examine the collection at Walsall Leather Museum, admire the striking features of Aston Hall, and explore the galleries of Soho House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Birmingham is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Birmingham. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Birmingham to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:

Lincoln

— 7 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace and Waltham Windmill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at RSPB Frampton Marsh and Jew's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Docks Beers (in Grimsby), Mr Straw's House (in Worksop) and Vicar Water Country Park (in Clipstone). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of RAF Firefighting, brush up on your military savvy at Westmoor Caravans, stroll through The Boston Woods Trust, and take an in-depth tour of David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Lincoln in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Lincoln sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 22:

York

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rievaulx Abbey and Holy Trinity Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Treasurer's House and Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Knaresborough Castle (in Knaresborough), Ripon Cathedral (in Ripon) and St Peter and St Paul's Church, Pickering (in Pickering). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, admire the striking features of Barley Hall, contemplate the long history of Nunnington Hall, and hit the slopes at Snozone.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read York trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lincoln to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:

Penrith

— 6 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Long Meg and her Daughters and Mayburgh Henge. Take a break from the city and head to Hallin Fell and Allout Adventures. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Penrith Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Penrith Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Penrith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:

Portsmouth

— 7 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Get outdoors at Winchester City Mill and Lee On Solent Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The D-Day Story and Southsea Castle. Change things up with a short trip to Wolvesey Castle in Winchester (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a tour of HMS M.33, step into the grandiose world of Portchester Castle, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Royal Navy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portsmouth Cathedral.

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Getting from Penrith to Portsmouth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wareham.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 11:

Wareham

— 3 nights
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wareham Saxon Wall Walk and Wareham Town Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kimmeridge Bay and South West Coast Path- Lulworth Cove & The Fossil Forest Walk. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Holme for Gardens, see the interesting displays at Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wareham trip planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Wareham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Wareham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Wareham

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Torquay

— 7 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. You'll get in some beach time at Meadfoot Beach and Ness Cove. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cockington and Torquays Dinosaur World. Venture out of the city with trips to Exmouth (Sandy Bay Beach & Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Torquay Harbour (Inner Dock), kick back and relax at Broadsands Beach, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and get outside with Anstey's Cove.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Torquay day trip app.

You can drive from Wareham to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:

Newquay

— 6 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get in touch with nature at Holywell Bay Beach and Whipsiderry Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Trevone Bay Beach and Great Western Beach. Take a break from Newquay with a short trip to Rock Beach in Rock, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wheal Coates, enjoy the sand and surf at Treyarnon Bay Beach, stroll through Towan Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Hills Tin Streams.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newquay day trip website.

Drive from Torquay to Newquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Oxford.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 27:

Oxford

— 6 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Magdalen College and Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote. St Mary's C Of E Church and Weston Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Oxford to go to Windsor and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Oxford University Parks, gain insight at Wadham College, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, and get your bearings at Radcliffe Camera.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oxford trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Newquay to Oxford takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 3:

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.