12 days in Southern England Itinerary

12 days in Southern England Itinerary

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New York City
Fly:
14​h 45​min
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Portsmouth
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:
1​h
Newport, Isle of Wight
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:
2​h 15​min
London
— 4 nights
Fly:
14​h 15​min
New York City

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1
day
Oxford


A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Christ Church, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at University Museum of Natural History, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Oxford vacation builder.

New York City, USA to Oxford is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, Oxford is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums, Historic Sites, Sightseeing, Parks
SIDE TRIP : Blenheim Palace
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2
days
Portsmouth


Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Winchester Castle - The Great Hall, and then explore the historical opulence of Arundel Castle and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, and then examine the collection at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Oxford to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites, Sightseeing, Parks, Museums
SIDE TRIPS : Winchester, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Arundel Castle and Gardens
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3
days
Newport, Isle of Wight


Popular historic sites such as Osborne House and St Lawrence Parish Church are in your itinerary. Head to Jurassic Jim and Diamond Isle Glassfor plenty of shopping.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Portsmouth to Newport in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Newport

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Golf, Parks
SIDE TRIPS : Arreton, Ventnor, Westridge Golf Centre, Osborne House, Jurassic Jim
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5
days
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.
National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get engrossed in the history at British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Newport to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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