18 days in Southern England Itinerary

18 days in Southern England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly + Train:  27 h
1
London
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  29 h
End: Auckland

5
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodiam Castle and Camber Sands. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tower of London and National Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Walmer Castle and Gardens (in Walmer), The White Cliffs of Dover (in Dover) and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters (in Eastbourne). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

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Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to London is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in London are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Walmer Castle and Gardens, Camber Sands, The White Cliffs of Dover, Bodiam Castle, Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Camber Sands ©
Camber Sands
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Lanhydrock House and Garden and Screech Owl Sanctuary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pendennis Castle and Pirate's Quest. Get out of town with these interesting Newquay side-trips: National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow), Penlee House Gallery & Museum (in Penzance) and St Ives (Porthminster Beach & Porthmeor Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Carbis Bay Beach and kick back and relax at Crantock Beach.

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Getting from London to Newquay by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Lanhydrock House and Garden, National Lobster Hatchery, Pendennis Castle, Godrevy Beach
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Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

5
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Winchester Cathedral and Beachy Head. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arundel Castle and Gardens and Highclere Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Carisbrooke Castle (in Newport), The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (in Ventnor) and Arundel Cathedral (in Arundel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Needles Battery, examine the collection at HMS Victory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Godshill Model Village.

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Drive from Newquay to Portsmouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arundel, Winchester, Chichester Cathedral, Godshill Model Village, Carisbrooke Castle
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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