27 days in England Itinerary

27 days in England Itinerary

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27 days in England Itinerary

Start: Harwich
Drive:  4​h
1
Doncaster
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Dudley
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Ipswich
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Harwich
— 2 nights
End: Harwich

1
night
Doncaster

Doncaster ©
Doncaster, is a large market town in South Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum and then meet the residents at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Doncaster trip maker app .

Harwich to Doncaster is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Doncaster can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Doncaster

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chesterfield, Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum ©
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
Hardwick Old Hall ©
Hardwick Old Hall
Hardwick Hall and Gardens ©
Hardwick Hall and Gardens

8
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Solway Aviation Museum and Tynemouth Priory & Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Durham Cathedral and Levens Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Walworth Castle Birds of Prey (in Walworth), The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Corbridge Roman Town (in Corbridge). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Beamish Museum, test your team's savvy at EXIT Newcastle, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Blanchland Abbey.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne route maker app .

Traveling by train from Doncaster to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Doncaster in July, plan for little chillier days in Newcastle upon Tyne, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ambleside, Gateshead, Tynemouth Priory & Castle, Ullswater, Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 20:
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Corbridge Roman Town ©
Corbridge Roman Town
EXIT Newcastle ©
EXIT Newcastle
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell

7
nights
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small town in Northumberland, England, lying on the North Sea coast. Head to Gallery 45 and The Bakehouse Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Jedburgh Abbey and Mary Queen of Scots House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newbiggin-by-the-Sea: Alnwick (Alnwick Castle & The Alnwick Garden), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Bamburgh (Bamburgh Castle, Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum, identify plant and animal life at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at The Mick Oxley Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newbiggin-by-the-Sea day trip app .

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is very close to Newcastle upon Tyne. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alnwick, Bamburgh, Jedburgh, Amble, Berwick upon Tweed
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 27:
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Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey

1
night
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Never Give Up Newcastle.

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Newcastle upon Tyne is just a stone's throw from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Dudley.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Diggerland
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2
nights
Dudley

Dudley ©
Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands of England, south-east of Wolverhampton and north-west of Birmingham. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses, look for gifts at Lets Go Round Again, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Walsall Arboretum.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dudley online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dudley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Dudley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Dudley

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lets Go Round Again, Walsall Arboretum, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
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Wolverhampton Art Gallery ©
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses ©
Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses
Walsall Arboretum ©
Walsall Arboretum

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tewkesbury Abbey and Holy Trinity Church. Do your shopping at Cotswold Lavender and Stalls Lifestyle. Venture out of the city with trips to The MAD Museum (in Stratford-upon-Avon), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and Warwick Castle (in Warwick). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, get engrossed in the history at Snowshill Manor, and explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner .

Birmingham is just a short distance from Dudley. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ipswich.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Tewkesbury Abbey, Snowshill Manor, Cotswold Lavender, Warwick Castle
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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The MAD Museum ©
The MAD Museum
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

2
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich ©
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60mi north east of London. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ipswich Museum, then steep yourself in history at Woodbridge Tide Mill, then steep yourself in history at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, and finally admire the striking features of Ickworth. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Dunwich Museum, then see the interesting displays at Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust, and then have some family-friendly fun at Southwold Maize Maze.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ipswich trip maker .

Getting from Birmingham to Ipswich by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Harwich.

Things to do in Ipswich

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Woodbridge, Southwold, Bury St. Edmunds, Dunwich Museum
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Ipswich Museum ©
Ipswich Museum
Sutton Hoo ©
Sutton Hoo
Bury St Edmunds Abbey ©
Bury St Edmunds Abbey

2
nights
Harwich

Harwich ©
Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dovercourt Bay Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Harwich day trip planning site .

Drive from Ipswich to Harwich in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harwich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Felixstowe
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
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Landguard Fort ©
Landguard Fort
Felixstowe Seafront Gardens ©
Felixstowe Seafront Gardens
Felixstowe Pier ©
Felixstowe Pier

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