15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Penrith
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Penrith
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive
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London
— 4 nights
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Penrith

— 3 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: St Sunday Crag (in Patterdale), Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, get outside with Greystoke Outdoor Pool, and hike along The Howk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Penrith online trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Penrith is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Penrith due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

Windermere

— 3 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Grasmere (Helm Crag & Wordsworth Daffodil Garden) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's lots more to do: have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, trek along Kentmere Horseshoe, whizz through the canopy at Treetop Trek, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere travel tool.

You can drive from Penrith to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Cheltenham

— 3 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, walk around Stroudwater Navigation, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cheltenham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

London

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cheltenham to London by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

England travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.