18 days in England Itinerary

18 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England tour planner

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Fly to Glasgow, Train to Alnwick
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Taxi to East Cowes
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East Cowes, Isle of Wight
— 1 night
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Drive to Fishbourne IOW Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Portsmouth Portsea IOW Car Ferry Terminal, Drive to London
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London
— 4 nights
Fly

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Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory. Get some historical perspective at The Alnwick Garden and Cragside House and Gardens. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip planning site.

Edmonton, Canada to Alnwick is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Alnwick is 7 hours. In March, Alnwick is a bit warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lincoln Castle and then admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Streetlife Museum of Transport and then get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Gloucester

— 4 nights
Get some historical perspective at Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bourton On The Water Cemetery and St Lawrence's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church) and The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gloucester journey builder website.

Getting from Lincoln to Gloucester by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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. Popular historic sites such as Corfe Castle and Winchester Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Arundel Castle and Gardens and Chichester Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury (Old Sarum & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta).

Before you visit Portsmouth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Gloucester to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Gloucester in April, Portsmouth is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to East Cowes.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

East Cowes, Isle of Wight

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour in style with Isle of Wight Steam Railway and then contemplate the long history of Osborne House.

You can plan East Cowes trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Portsmouth to East Cowes in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in East Cowes

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

London

— 4 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.
Visit Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fitzrovia Chapel and St Ethelburga's. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the ancient world of The Crown Jewels, and make a trip to Gods Own Junkyard.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from East Cowes to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

England travel guide

4.4
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.