30 days in England Itinerary

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Fly
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London
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Taxi to Newport
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Newport, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
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Drive to Yarmouth, Ferry to Lymington, Drive to Wareham
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Wareham
— 3 nights
Train to Bodmin Parkway, Bus to Padstow
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Padstow
— 5 nights
Bus to Bodmin Parkway, Train to Gloucester
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 5 nights
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London — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Cutty Sark, contemplate the long history of HMS Belfast, then examine the collection at Museum of the Home, and finally get engrossed in the history at British Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, then explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours, then explore the world behind art at Leighton House, and finally stroll around Hampstead Heath.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London route builder website.

Richmond, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Richmond in May, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 5 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 some historical perspective at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Let the collections at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Hamble) and Arundel (Hawking About & Arundel Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The D-Day Story, pause for some serene contemplation at Portsmouth Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn about all things military at National Museum of the Royal Navy.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from London to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Newport.
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Newport, Isle of Wight — 4 nights

Museum-lovers will get to explore Newport Roman Villa and Brighstone Village Museum. Popular historic sites such as Farringford Estate & Gardens and Godshill Church are in your itinerary.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Portsmouth to Newport in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wareham.
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Wareham — 3 nights

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Take a break from the city and head to Monkey World and Durdle Door. Step off the beaten path and head to Dorset Adventure Park and Jurassic Coast. When in Wareham, make a side trip to see Badger Watch Dorset in Buckland Newton, approximately Buckland Newton away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, see the interesting displays at Wareham Town Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Nicholas' Church Graveyard, and get a new perspective on nature at The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wareham trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Wareham by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Wareham sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Padstow.
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Padstow — 5 nights

Padstow is a town, civil parish and fishing port on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. You'll explore and learn at Padstow Museum and Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum. St. Enodoc Church and Boscastle Harbour will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Padstow side-trips: Golitha Falls (in Liskeard), Bodmin (Cardinham Woods & Bodmin Moor) and Trebarwith Strand Beach (in Trebarwith). Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at National Lobster Hatchery, kick back and relax at Crantock Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Constantine Bay Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Cornish Birds of Prey CIC.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Padstow vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Wareham to Padstow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 2 nights

Get some historical perspective at Chedworth Roman Villa and Bath Abbey. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Walks With Hawks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury), John Wesley's New Room (in Bristol) and West of England Falconry (in Bath).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Gloucester online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Padstow to Gloucester by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Gloucester sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.
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London — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. The British Museum and Museum of London will appeal to museum buffs. Explore London further: stroll around Hampstead Heath, admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at British Library.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip app.

Traveling by train from Gloucester to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gloucester in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in London, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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