15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England journey planner

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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ryde
— 4 nights
Ferry to Portsea, Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Taxi to Winchester
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Winchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windsor
— 1 night
Drive
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Beenham
— 1 night
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Mapledurham
Drive
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth

— 3 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. Visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Arundel Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mary Rose and Chichester Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Arundel (Arundel Castle and Gardens & Hawking About), Knepp Wildland Safaris (in Horsham) and Solent Super Yacht Charters - Day Tours (in Swanwick). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at HMS Victory, steep yourself in history at Dockyard Apprentice, and take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth day trip planner.

Durham to Portsmouth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ryde.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ryde

— 4 nights
Serving as the gateway to the Isle of White, Ryde remains a quintessential English seaside holiday town.
Visit Osborne House and Quarr Abbey for their historical value. Let the collections at The Isle of Wight Bus Museum and Cowes Maritime Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haven Falconry, get a taste of the local shopping with The Garlic Farm, get to know the resident critters at Monkey Haven, Isle Of Wight, and examine the collection at Bembridge Lifeboat Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ryde route planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Portsmouth to Ryde in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Winchester.

Things to do in Ryde

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester

— 2 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Winchester trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ryde to Winchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Windsor.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Windsor

— 1 night
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. On the 26th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Kedermister Library, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Chapel, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Windsor & Eton Brewery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Windsor road trip planner.

You can drive from Winchester to Windsor in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Winchester in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windsor, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Beenham.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Beenham

— 1 night
Beenham is a village and civil parish centred 6mi east of Newbury in the West Berkshire district of Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.GeographyThe Old Copse is a woodland within the village that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.HistoryChurch historyThe history of the Church of England parish church of Saint Mary begins in about the end of the 12th century. Basildon Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basildon Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at UK Wolf Conservation Trust, then experience rural life at Bucklebury Farm Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St Mary the Virgin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beenham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Windsor to Beenham in an hour. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Windsor in July since evenings lows in Beenham dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mapledurham.

Things to do in Beenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mapledurham

Mapledurham is a small village, civil parish and country estate beside the River Thames in southern Oxfordshire. On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Mapledurham House and then take in the exciting artwork at Modern Artists Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mapledurham road trip site.

Getting from Beenham to Mapledurham by car takes about an hour. July in Mapledurham sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Oxford.

Things to do in Mapledurham

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Oxford

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sudeley Castle as well as Blenheim Palace. Let the collections at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Pitt Rivers Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village & Birdland). There's more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

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Traveling by car from Mapledurham to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Oxford are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
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.

Isle of Wight travel guide

3.9
Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Gardens
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades. Today, the largest English island draws a young party crowd with its multitude of music festivals, rustic fishermen’s cafes, and eco-friendly campsites. The island’s main appeal remains its mild climate, allowing for a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports. Its coastline attracts families, who come here to enjoy warm beaches, dramatic cliffs, and ever-changing sand dunes. Despite being only 10 km (6 mi) from the mainland city of Portsmouth, the island is a world apart in terms of scenery, culture, and pace of life.

Berkshire travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Castles · Room Escape Games
Right on London’s doorstep, Berkshire features a sprawling countryside and numerous picturesque villages, offering an ideal antidote to life in the big city. While its proximity to the capital and its own centers of commerce ensure Berkshire a large and affluent population, the region has managed to retain much of its unspoiled rural scenery, including long stretches of the River Thames. Though most visitors invariably end up sightseeing primarily at Windsor and its royal castle, prosperous Berkshire is much more than an idyllic setting for the Queen’s official residence. Escape the noisy crowds with an alternative holiday in the tranquil countryside, teeming with wildlife and dotted with award-winning restaurants and traditional pubs, where the pleasant company of the locals remains a major tourist attraction.

Oxfordshire travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping Malls
Oxfordshire is renowned not only for the world-famous university town located at its very heart, but also for a varied rural landscape that's a growing favorite with walkers, cyclists, and history buffs. Sightseeing in the region reveals archetypal English landscapes studded with fascinating towns and villages, many situated right on the River Thames. Though the county’s main attraction remains the ancient city of Oxford, which includes over 1,500 heritage-listed buildings and a multitude of outstanding museums, there’s much more to Oxfordshire than a long history of academic achievement and an old-world atmosphere little changed by modern trends. A huge population of young students makes this region one of the most dynamic parts of the country--a perfect complement to the rustic charm and ancient architecture.