15 days in Southern England Itinerary

15 days in Southern England Itinerary

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15 days in Southern England Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Maidstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Penzance
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Winchester
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London journey planner.

Ottawa, Canada to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Maidstone.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 12:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Maidstone

Maidstone ©
Maidstone is a large, historically important town in Kent, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then identify plant and animal life at The Hawking Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at East Sussex Falconry and then identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maidstone sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a train from London to Maidstone in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Maidstone are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Maidstone

Wildlife Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Playopolis Board Game Cafe, East Sussex Falconry, Room Escape Games
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre
Room Escape Games
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary

2
nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, stroll through St. Michael's Mount, and then head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Penzance trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maidstone to Penzance takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a train. September in Penzance sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove, The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Michael's Mount
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Kernow Coasteering ©
Kernow Coasteering
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Insight Activities (in Fordingbridge), Steamship Shieldhall (in Southampton) and New Forest Activities (in Beaulieu). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Winchester holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Penzance to Winchester in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. September in Winchester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southampton, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Insight Activities, New Forest Activities
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Room Escape Games
Insight Activities ©
Insight Activities