15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel route planner
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere), St Sunday Crag (in Patterdale) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: get great views at Walla Crag, trek along The Howk, head outdoors with Greystoke Outdoor Pool, and stroll through Central Fells.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Penrith itinerary 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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Penrith to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Windermere — 3 nights

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, get outside with Treetop Trek, admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag.

To plan Windermere vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Penrith to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Cheltenham: Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey), Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range, walk around Stroudwater Navigation, browse the exhibits of Art Couture Painswick Gallery, and tour or see a game at Cotswold Archery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham road trip website.

You can drive from Windermere to Cheltenham in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to London.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Drive from Cheltenham to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
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.
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