25 days in Southern England Itinerary

25 days in Southern England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly:  12 h
1
London
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Rye
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Arundel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Winchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Penzance
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Oxford
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h
End: Calgary

6
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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the London visit website.

Calgary, Canada to London is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to London is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calgary in May since evenings lows in London dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rye.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 9:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

4
nights
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Change things up with these side-trips from Rye: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and Dover (Secret Wartime Tunnels & Dover Castle). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at East Sussex Falconry, browse the exhibits of Nigel Greaves Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and have some family-friendly fun at 1066 Target Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rye tour itinerary tool.

Drive from London to Rye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arundel.

Things to do in Rye

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover, 1066 Target Sports, Nigel Greaves Gallery, Joe's Bows, Drusillas Park
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
East Sussex Falconry ©
East Sussex Falconry

2
nights
Arundel

Arundel ©
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. On the 14th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens, then have some family-friendly fun at The Spitfire Experience, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hawking About. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at English Martyrs Catholic Church, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Aerospace, then walk around Shoreham Skateboard Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Highdown Hill.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Arundel travel planner.

You can drive from Rye to Arundel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Arundel can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Arundel

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens, The Spitfire Experience
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Virtual Aerospace ©
Virtual Aerospace
The Spitfire Experience ©
The Spitfire Experience
Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens ©
Huxley's Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens

4
nights
Winchester

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Winchester side-trips: Insight Activities (in Fordingbridge), New Forest Activities (in Beaulieu) and Portsmouth (The Mary Rose & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, meet the residents at Hawk Conservancy Trust, and step into the grandiose world of The Great Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Winchester route planning app.

Drive from Arundel to Winchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Winchester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Penzance.

Things to do in Winchester

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Insight Activities, Speed Boats Tours, New Forest Activities, Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

3
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Change things up with these side-trips from Penzance: Skinner's Brewery (in Truro), The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary (in Penryn) and St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Kernow Coasteering, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayle Towans Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Penzance day trip app.

Drive from Winchester to Penzance in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Penzance are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Skinner's Brewery, The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, St. Michael's Mount, Hayle Towans Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kernow Coasteering ©
Kernow Coasteering
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary

4
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Venture out of the city with trips to UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham), Stanlake Park Wine Estate (in Twyford) and Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range (in Reading). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hook Norton Brewery, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and get your game on at Big Rock Bond.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oxford online journey planner.

You can drive from Penzance to Oxford in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May in Oxford, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Milton Keynes, Reading, The Race Hut Berkshire, UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm ©
Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm
Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range ©
Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range
Hook Norton Brewery ©
Hook Norton Brewery

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