16 days in England Itinerary

16 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England attractions planner

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Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Coniston
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Penrith
— 4 nights
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London

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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

3
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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. Bring the kids along to The Cotswold Range and WMSki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Stroudwater Navigation (in Stroud), The Roman Baths (in Bath) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, enjoy some diversion at Lady’s Wood Shooting School, explore the striking landscape of Monastery garden prinknash, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Baptist Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from London to Cheltenham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Coniston.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

3
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Coniston

Coniston is a village and civil parish in the Furness region of Cumbria, England. Kids will appreciate attractions like Silecroft Beach and Bowfell. Change things up with these side-trips from Coniston: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jack"s Rake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Gable, admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, and browse the fresh offerings at Melville Tyson Ltd.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coniston trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Coniston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Coniston

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Attractions like Derwentwater and Laser Wars UK make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Penrith: Windermere (Sea to Sea (C2C) & Michael Coates Clay Shooting), Jesus Church (in Troutbeck) and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, have some family-friendly fun at Cumbrian Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Haweswater Reservoir, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrences Church.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith road trip site.

Traveling by car from Coniston to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 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.