31 days in England Itinerary

31 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England holiday planner
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Fly
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London
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oxford
— 2 nights
Train
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Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
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Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly
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York
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bamburgh
— 3 nights
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London — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Canterbury Cathedral and Tate Britain. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London. Traveling from Brisbane in March, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oxford.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and then step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Christ Church Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oxford holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oxford are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bath.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at Wells Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gloucester Cathedral and Clifton Suspension Bridge. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Avebury Stone Circle (in Avebury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding of the past and present with No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Weymouth.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Weymouth — 3 nights

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get a sense of the local culture at The Tank Museum and Corfe Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Weymouth Beach and Studland beach and Nature Reserve. When in Weymouth, make a side trip to see Lulworth Cove in West Lulworth, approximately West Lulworth away. The adventure continues: stroll through Monkey World.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Weymouth driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Bath to Weymouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Portsmouth — 4 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 Hengistbury Head Beach and Seaview Wildlife Encounter. Osborne House and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Room Escape Games (in Southampton), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip planner.

Getting from Weymouth to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Newquay.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Newquay — 3 nights

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get some historical perspective at Lanhydrock House and Garden and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Take a break from the city and head to Porthminster Beach and Perranporth Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newquay: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Trebah Garden (in Mawnan Smith) and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (in St Ives). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay and admire the natural beauty at Trelissick.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newquay travel route planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Newquay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to York.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

York — 4 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.
York's Chocolate Story and York Minster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Filey Beach and Sandsend Beach. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Scarborough Beach (in Scarborough). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Newquay to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Lincoln — 2 nights

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Belton House and then get engrossed in the history at Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln journey app.

You can drive from York to Lincoln in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lincoln are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bamburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Bamburgh — 3 nights

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 27th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, make a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grace Darling Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bamburgh day trip website.

Drive from Lincoln to Bamburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Bamburgh, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

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.