17 days in England Itinerary

17 days in England Itinerary

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17 days in England Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
York
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Bus:  20 h 30 min
End: George Town, Penang Island

4
nights
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

George Town, Malaysia to London is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, train, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from George Town to London due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from George Town in September; daily highs in London reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Bath (VR-Here, The Roman Baths, &more) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster, and get your game on at Cotswold Archery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham sightseeing planner.

You can drive from London to Cheltenham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bath, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Range, Chavenage House
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Quaker Tapestry (in Kendal), Predator Experience Ltd (in Ayside) and Easedale Tarn (in Grasmere). Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Loughrigg Fell, have fun at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, and take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Windermere trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, Ambleside, Helvellyn, Quaker Tapestry, Predator Experience Ltd
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd

3
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Boot (Eskdale Mill & St Catherine's Chruch). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, stroll around Fitz Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James’ Church.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Eskdale, Braithwaite General Store, Alpacaly Ever After
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

2
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brew York. On the next day, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Yorkshire Activity Centre, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and finally appreciate the history behind Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to York in 2.5 hours. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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