15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

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15 days in England Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
London
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
York
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Seattle

3
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, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London holiday maker.

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to London is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

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

1
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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and trek along Cotswold Way.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gloucester trip builder app.

Drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Cirencester, Cotswold Falconry Centre, Hidcote Manor Garden, Cotswold Way
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

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Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the galleries of Cookhouse Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Go Ape Grizedale, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip planning website.

Drive from Gloucester to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Go Ape Grizedale, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, explore the activities along Derwentwater, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, then head outdoors with Alpacaly Ever After, and finally examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum. On the next day, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, go deep underground at Honister Slate Mine, and then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cockermouth online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After
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Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

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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 14th (Fri): get in on the family fun at York Maze and then admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and then wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our York online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to York takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in York are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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York Maze ©
York Maze
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens

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