60 days in England Itinerary

60 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England route maker

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Newquay
— 6 nights
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Weymouth
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Norwich
— 6 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Whitby
— 5 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Liverpool
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Penrith
— 6 nights
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Alnwick
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Newquay

— 6 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Greenway House. Step out of the city life by going to St. Michael's Mount and Fistral Beach Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: St Ives (Porthmeor Beach & Porthminster Beach), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, delve into the distant past at Tintagel Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Westward Ho Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crantock Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Newquay travel planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Newquay is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

Weymouth

— 6 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 Monkey World and Corfe Castle. Visiting Weymouth Beach and Jurassic Safari will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Weymouth: Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth), Dorset Adventure Park (in Corfe Castle) and StudlandBeachandNatureReserve (in Studland). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, steep yourself in history at Nothe Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at Abbotsbury Swannery, and view the masterpieces at Sculpture by the Lakes.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Weymouth online trip builder.

You can drive from Newquay to Weymouth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Sudeley Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester), Peter Martin Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, steep yourself in history at Mottisfont Abbey, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Weymouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dover Castle and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stop by Fortnum & Mason, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip tool.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 25:

Norwich

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Wells Next The Sea Beach and Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips. Explore Norwich's surroundings by going to Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea), Holkham Hall (in Holkham) and Warham Camp (in Warham). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, admire the landmark architecture of Ely Cathedral, stroll through Anglesey Abbey, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Animal Experience.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Norwich travel planner.

Drive from London to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

Lincoln

— 5 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and Garners Fine Art, Antiques & Interiors. Venture out of the city with trips to Natureland Seal Sanctuary (in Skegness), The Workhouse, Southwell (in Southwell) and Tattershall Castle (in Tattershall). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill and steep yourself in history at Burghley House.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner.

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 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Whitby

— 5 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Whitby Abbey and Flamborough Lighthouse. Durham Cathedral and Scarborough Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore Whitby's surroundings by going to The Angel of the North (in Gateshead), Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery (in Hunmanby) and The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Whitby day trip planner.

Drive from Lincoln to Whitby in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. June in Whitby sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

York

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey. Ripon Cathedral and Beverley Minster will appeal to history buffs. Explore York's surroundings by going to Knaresborough Castle (in Knaresborough), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Derwent Cycle Hire (in Bamford). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take a stroll through York Shambles, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whitby to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in York sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

Liverpool

— 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Visit Ludlow Castle and Stokesay Castle for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The British Ironwork Centre and Walker Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Blists Hill Victorian Town (in Ironbridge), Bunbury Mill (in Bunbury) and Black Country Living Museum (in Dudley). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Beatles Story and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

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Getting from York to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Penrith

— 6 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Get outdoors at Lake Windermere and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Lakeland Motor Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle, examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, and admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Penrith route builder tool.

Getting from Liverpool to Penrith by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Penrith, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:

Alnwick

— 3 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Step off the beaten path and head to Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. When in Alnwick, make a side trip to see The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Holy Island, approximately Holy Island away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, and look for gifts at Barter Books.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Penrith to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Penrith in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alnwick, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

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.