15 days in England Itinerary

15 days in England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock England travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bath
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 1 night
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 1 night
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 4 nights
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Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Bath online trip builder.

San Diego, USA to Bath is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 3 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, make a trip to The Model Village, meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Windermere

— 1 night
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Cockermouth

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cockermouth online trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. In August in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Durham

— 1 night
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 9th (Mon), gain insight at Hall Hill Farm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, then go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, and finally see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Durham in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cockermouth in August since evenings lows in Durham dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
On the 10th (Tue), find something for the whole family at York Maze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to York Shambles.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read York vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in York, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read London road trip app.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in London sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

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.