21 days in Southern England Itinerary

21 days in Southern England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Train:  27 h
1
Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Winchester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Maidstone
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
London
— 8 nights
Train + Fly:  25 h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton), Udderly Fresh - North Hill Farm Dairy (in Winslow) and Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm (in Aylesbury). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd., have some family-friendly fun at Big Rock Bond, learn about winemaking at Stanlake Park Wine Estate, and contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oxford online vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Oxford is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to Oxford, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Oxford hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Reading, Milton Keynes, Hook Norton Brewery, Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd., Udderly Fresh - North Hill Farm Dairy
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Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm ©
Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm
Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. ©
Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.
Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Winchester side-trips: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth) and Hawking About (in Arundel). And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, and pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Winchester travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Winchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maidstone.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawk Conservancy Trust, Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Speed Boats Tours, Hawking About
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Speed Boats Tours
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust

3
nights
Maidstone

Maidstone ©
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maidstone: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and Dover Castle (in Dover). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maidstone trip maker.

You can drive from Winchester to Maidstone in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Maidstone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rye Waterworks MIcropub, Motney Hill Reserve, The Hawking Centre, Dover Castle, Playopolis Board Game Cafe
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Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary

8
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London journey app.

Traveling by train from Maidstone to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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