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Travel Itinerary (16days) in England - Help/Suggestions

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My wife and I will be headed to England in March from Canada. This will be out first trip to the UK. The month may not be the most perfect but it is when we have the time/opportunity to go. For most of the trip we will be traveling in a rental car to hotels. For the last few days we will be staying with Family in Crawley.

I am very enthusiastic photographer. I am trying to pick places where I can view some amazing landscapes and cityscapes as well as get the feel for the culture in both the cities and small towns. I have done some research and come up with the following itinerary:

Day 1 - Fly in to Manchester and head to Keswick - Tour Lake District
Day 2 - Stay in Keswick - Tour Lake District
Day 3 - Tour Haiden's Wall and then head to York to stay.
Day 4 - Tour York - Continue stay in York
Day 5 - Tour Peak District - Stay in Hope Valley
Day 6 - Travel to Cotswold's - Stay in Cheltenham
Day 7 - Tour Cotswold's - Continue stay in Cheltenham
Day 8 - Travel/tour to Bath - Stay in Bath
Day 9 - Travel to Cornwall Area - Stay in Penzance
Day 10 - Tour Cornwall Area - Stay in Penzance.
Day 11 - Travel through Dartmoor National Park to Jurassic Coast - Stay in Weymouth
Day 12 - Travel to Stonehenge then onto stay in Crawley.
Day 12 - Tour London - Stay in Crawley
Day 13 - Tour Canterbury & Dover - Stay in Crawley
Day 14 - Tour London - Stay in Crawley
Day 15 - Open Day for a day trip somewhere. Stay in Crawley
Day 16 - Home to Canada from Gatwick

The staying in Crawley is not really debatable. That is wear my wife's cousin lives and we get a free place to stay. We are just trying to take advantage of the sights (london) that are close to there.

Both my wife and I are not afraid of the weather, light to slightly moderate hikes, driving, and being constantly on the move. We like to do road trips where we keep moving on so the amount of different towns doesn't bother us. We also really like the balance of cities and small town countryside. Too much of one (especially cities) and we get antsy for the other. We tend not to do guided tours as we prefer to just explore on our own because we can spend as long as we want at certain locations rather than hoping on a bus at a scheduled time.

For the photography, I of course am always looking for beautiful landscapes that can be mixed with awesome sunsets/sunrises. Storm clouds don't bother me because they only add to the photography.

There are other places I would like to visit (i.e. Oxford) but it is simply not possible to do everything. I have tried to find a balance. If any travel pros or locals can weigh in on this and possibly provide me with suggested alternatives it would be greatly appreciated. Although I believe you can narrow things down on the net, talking to someone who has experiences these places always trumps what you read.

Thanks and I really appreciate any input/suggestions people may have.

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