60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England trip planner

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Torquay
— 5 nights
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Newquay
— 5 nights
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Weymouth
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth
— 6 nights
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Oxford
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Norwich
— 5 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Penrith
— 5 nights
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Alnwick
— 5 nights
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Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Cotswold Range and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Glastonbury Tor (in Glastonbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Bath itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Bath is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

Torquay

— 5 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kents Cavern and The Donkey Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Torquay: Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe), Royal Albert Memorial Museum (in Exeter) and Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (in Barnstaple). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Babbacombe Model Village, stroll around Cockington Country Park, hike along Fire Beacon Hill Local Nature Reserve, and explore the activities along Brixham Harbour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Torquay trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Newquay

— 5 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fistral Beach Bar and Glendurgan Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Newquay: St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at The Big Sheep.. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach, and make a trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newquay trip itinerary site.

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 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:

Weymouth

— 4 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Weymouth Beach and Dorset Adventure Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Durlston Country Park (in Swanage), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Abbotsbury Swannery, examine the collection at The Tank Museum, enjoy the sea views from Portland Bill Lighthouse, and make a trip to Weymouth Harbour.

Plan my day in Weymouth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Weymouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 7:

Portsmouth

— 6 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Mary Rose and Osborne House. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Arundel Castle and Gardens (in Arundel), Old Harry Rocks (in Swanage) and Brownsea Island (in Poole). There's much more to do: step aboard HMS Warrior 1860, examine the collection at HMS Victory, pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Chichester Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Oxford

— 4 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Explore Oxford's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Bletchley Park (in Bletchley). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, browse the collection at Bodleian Library, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oxford sightseeing app.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Oxford sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

London

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Colchester Zoo and Trafalgar Square. When in London, make a side trip to see Dover Castle in Dover, approximately Dover away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Oxford to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 23:

Norwich

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horsey Beach and Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: Netherhall Manor (in Ely), Abbey Gardens (in Bury St. Edmunds) and Cromer Pier (in Cromer). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at BeWILDerwood. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Oxburgh Hall, surround yourself with nature on Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips, enjoy the sand and surf at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Norwich trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from London to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Norwich sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Lincoln

— 3 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawks Of Steele and Steep Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster), Dambusters Memorial (in Woodhall Spa) and Natureland Seal Sanctuary (in Skegness). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

York

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fountains Abbey and York's Chocolate Story. Explore York's surroundings by going to Whitby (Whitby Harbour & Whitby Abbey), Scarborough (Peasholm Park & Scarborough Beach) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at National Trust Brimham Rocks, look for gifts at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd, tour the pleasant surroundings at Filey Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the York online attractions planner.

Getting from Lincoln to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Penrith

— 5 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Go Ape Grizedale and Aira Force Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Windermere (Orrest Head, Lake Windermere, &more) and St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, get engrossed in the history at Vindolanda, and steep yourself in history at Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Penrith trip builder website.

Drive from York to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

Alnwick

— 5 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Alnwick Garden and Cragside House and Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Alnwick: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island), The Elizabethan Town Walls (in Berwick upon Tweed) and National Trust Wallington (in Morpeth). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stop by Barter Books, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Alnwick trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Penrith in June, Alnwick is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

England travel guide

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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.