15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+4
subway + bus + Fly + tram + train:  13​h 15​min
1
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere) and St Sunday Crag (in Patterdale). There's lots more to do: hike along Central Fells, look for gifts at Braithwaite General Store, identify plant and animal life at Walla Crag, and take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Penrith day trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Penrith is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Penrith, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for a bit cooler 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

Side Trips

Keswick, Braithwaite, The Howk, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics, Buttermere Lake
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Predator Experience (in Ayside) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and have some family-friendly fun at Treetop Trek.

Planning Windermere trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Grasmere, Helvellyn, Predator Experience Ltd, Kentmere Horseshoe, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey) and Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Cotswold Range, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stroudwater Navigation, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and look for all kinds of wild species at Greystones Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cheltenham travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 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

Side Trips

Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Stroudwater Navigation, Cotswolds Distillery
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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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: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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